Shute Harbour boat ramp gets upgrade
A NEW five-lane boat ramp was announced at Shute Harbour on Monday morning to address the lack of recreational boat launching facilities in the Whitsundays.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced the agreement between state and local governments to secure the new location for recreational boating use.
“As most Queensland boaties would know, flat foreshore land in key locations for building new recreational boating infrastructure is rarely available,” Mr Bailey said.
“Securing this prime foreshore land within Shute Harbour for a brand new facility is a win for all boaties who either live or visit the beautiful Whitsundays.”
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said the Council was excited to partner with the Queensland Government on yet another vital infrastructure project for the region.
“The Whitsundays is a haven for boaties so this new multi-lane boat ramp ticks all the boxes in adding to the region’s liveability for our 35,500 residents,” he said.
Construction will also begin at the Airlie Beach Foreshore in late July as part of the $6.3million Foreshore Revitalisation Project
The Airlie Beach and Cruise Ship markets will be temporarily moved along Coconut Grove across the road from their current location as of July 28.
REDEVELOPMENT: A five lane boat ramp has been announced at Shute Harbour.