Construction of a new three-lane boat ramp, floating walkway and parking facility at Bullock Point, Inskip, is scheduled to start in early 2018, weather permitting.
The new facility will:
- improve safety and access to surrounding waterways
- allow for increased patronage of the boat ramp and relieve pressure at other nearby boat ramps
- provide improved parking facilities to support the popular tourist centre, particularly during busy periods
- reduce ongoing maintenance requirements.
The existing boat ramp and car park will be temporarily closed to construct the new facility. The boat ramps at Carlo Point (Rainbow Beach) and Snapper Creek (Tin Can Bay), upgraded in recent years, will be available for boaties during this time.
Pensar Pty Ltd will construct the project, with works expected to take about six months to complete, weather permitting.
The precast concrete planked boat ramp, has a length of 37m and a 1:8 slope. A purpose-built bitumen-sealed angled car park will include one-way circulation of traffic flows and a rigging/de-rigging area to accommodate 25 car trailer units, 10 single cars and a designated disability parking space positioned close to the boat ramp.
Solar-powered lighting to illuminate the area at night and additional piles to facilitate the joint use of the facility for intermittent barge operations.
The $2 million project is jointly funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Gympie Regional Council, with the department contributing $1.5 million toward the project and council contributing $500,000 (half of this funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions program).
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