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“I’m com­mit­ted at the last elec­tion to de­liver this boat ramp, and am pleased that progress is be­ing made, many in our com­mu­nity are keen fish­ers and are look­ing for­ward to us­ing the new fa­cil­ity.”

The State Govern­ment has com­mit­ted to a $30 mil­lion 2year ex­ten­sion of the Ma­rine In­fra­struc­ture fund, ded­i­cated to pro­vide new and up­graded fa­cil­i­ties across Queens­land.

A brand new Newell Beach boat ramp, which will con­sist of two lanes, is on the to-do list.

The lat­est con­cept de­sign in­cluded a new two-lane boat ramp, float­ing walk­way and rock groyne on the up­stream side of the ramp.

A build up of sand and silt has caused the ramp to be in­ac­ces­si­ble over the years.

Dredg­ing was pre­vi­ously on the cards but the new de­sign plans to avoid it.

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