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MACLEAY ISLAND BOAT RAMP TO SOON GET IMPRESSIVE ACCESS FLOATING WALKWAY The Macleay boat ramp located at the foreshore car park, is soon to have an impressive floating walkway, thanks to the Queensland Government. Macleay Islanders have already noticed the four pylons that have been put in place at the boat ramp by the huge crane operated by The Jetty Specialists. It had previously been announced that the new floating walkway would be delivered as part of the island’s ferry terminal upgrade program. Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, told The Friendly Bay Islander that that the new floating walkway for the boat ramp had been an earlier ‘promise’ from the State Government. When the new boat ramp was built in 2018, the facility boasted a two-lane ramp with the provision for a future floating walkway to be installed on a third lane. "The intention was always to deliver the floating walkway as part of the SMBI ferry terminals upgrade project when the old ferry terminal is decommissioned due to the proximity. "When the new walkway is in place, Macleay Island boat users will have a comfortable new facility to assist in the loading of passengers and to tie up their launched vessels prior to use, or before loading onto boat trailers,” Kim Richards added. Cr Mark Edwards reiterated that the current jetties on each of the islands, will not necessarily be dismantled (see story elsewhere).

• MP for Redlands Kim Richards and Cr Mark Edwards with the Macleay boat ramp floating walkway areas indicated by the pylons in the background