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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Edmonton boat ramp facilities completed ahead of schedule

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Edmonton boat ramp facilities completed ahead of schedule

    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered a $685,000 floating walkway at Edmonton.

    The ramp is now open for public use, with the project completed just over a week ahead of schedule.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the two lane boat ramp was widened to accommodate the installation of the new walkway.

    “This addition to the boat ramp facility will improve access to the water and assist with any on-water congestion during busy periods,” Mr Bailey said.

    “It will also allow for faster and improved boat launching and retrieval operations and better access for children and the elderly.

    “Works also included the placement of grouted rock shoulders on the upstream side of the ramp, which will prevent erosion and prolong the life of the ramp.

    “We know how much Far North locals love getting out on the water, and this demonstrates the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to delivering for people in regional communities.

    “As part of this year’s budget, we announced an additional $30 million committed over two years for the Marine Infrastructure Fund.

    “One in 19 Queenslanders are recreational boating enthusiasts. That’s why the Palaszczuk Government is focused on building more facilities and essential improvements – so keen anglers can continue to enjoy their time on the water.”

    Mr Bailey said the works had a strong focus on local jobs and materials.

    “Queensland-based contractors Australian Marine and Civil along with The Jetty Specialists completed these works and employed locals to get the work done,” he said.

    “Local materials were used which is always a plus for North Queensland businesses.

    “Other enhancements to the site included improved lighting and the relocation of power services, which will go a long way to improve safety for boaties using the facilities at night.

    “I’d also like to commend the Member for Mulgrave for his strong advocacy for this project.”

    Mr Bailey thanked local boaties for their patience during construction.

    This upgrade was made possible thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Marine Infrastructure Fund.

     

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    Media contact: Dominic Geiger, 0447355565