Shute Har­bour boat ramp gets up­grade

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: QUEENS­LAND GOVERN­MENT

RE­DE­VEL­OP­MENT: A five lane boat ramp has been an­nounced at Shute Har­bour.

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