The newly installed floating walkway at the Dungeness Boat Ramp, Lucinda, has officially opened.
The floating walkway project was a collaboration between the Palaszczuk Government and Hinchinbrook Shire Council, with the state government investing $700,000 through its Marine Infrastructure Fund.
Mayor Ramon Jayo said Council was pleased to deliver the walkway project.
“After extensive public consultation, Council was proactive in turning the aspirations of the community into reality,” Cr Jayo said.
“The floating walkway will make it much easier for boat operators and passengers launching and receiving boats from the facility.”
Through the public consultation process, the community indicated their preferred location, upstream of the boat ramp adjacent to the existing rock wall, and reiterated the need for the additional walkway at the facility.
“The Dungeness boat ramp is a very popular facility for locals and visitors to the district and the new floating walkway will be a valuable addition to the existing boat ramp infrastructure,” Cr Jayo said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was a great example of the two levels of government working together to deliver benefits for the Hinchinbrook community.
“The Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $30 million to upgrade boating facilities across Queensland, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to help deliver a new floating walkway for the region,”
Mr Bailey said.
“As the gateway for many boaties and operators to the Herbert River and nearby islands, this upgrade is a great result for locals, businesses and visitors.”