Pon­toon up­date

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE in­stal­la­tion of the float­ing walk­way near the Port Dou­glas boat ramp is likely to cause in­ter­rup­tions un­til later next month.

For the past cou­ple of weeks only half of the ex­ist­ing boat ramp has been avail­able to boat­ies and fish­er­men as a dredger un­der­takes work to dig and sink post holes for the new, float­ing pon­toon walk­way.

The new walk­way is a key fo­cus of the Waterfront Mas­ter Plan and has been de­signed to be a “walk­a­ble waterfront” pro­vid­ing public ac­cess to the water’s edge from the Rex Smeal Park all the way along the waterfront to the yacht club.

This will in­clude a va­ri­ety of paths, quay­side board­walks, and float­ing pon­toons.

The Depart­ment of Main Roads and Trans­port said boat­ies will once again have full ac­cess to the boat ramp next month when the works are com­pleted.

Photo by PAUL BUT­LER

Un­der con­struc­tion: a float­ing pon­toon near the boat ramp

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