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NEW MACLEAY BOAT RAMP

NEW MACLEAY BOAT RAMP TO HAVE MOORINGS FITTED

Redland City Council has received a number of requests from the community for extra mooring assistance to the new boat ramp that has been built attached to the new Macleay Foreshore car park.

The new boat ramp on Macleay Island is a Queensland Government project being managed by Redland City Council.

The requests from the community for extra mooring assistance have come from observations to its position, particularly in relation to the wash from Bay Island Transport passenger ferries.

Redland City Council has advised that: “The State has committed to funding a floating walkway on the eastern side of the ramp and also mooring piles to the west.

“These improvements will be made at a future time and will not be available at the time the ramp is opened for use.”

Council has requested that in the interim, the State considers installing mooring rings.

The State has agreed to this and Council is currently arranging the installation of these devices on the ramp.

The existing ferry terminal will remain in place until the new ferry terminal is constructed to the east of the Ron Field jetty.

Once the new ferry terminal is operational, the existing pontoon and gangway will be converted for recreational use.

The project is scheduled for practical completion by mid-November 2018.

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