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Work on the $3 million Whisper Bay breakwater and boat ramp project is progressing wellaccording to Mayor Jenny Whitney who met with the Project Control Committee last week.
The Mayor said that while the contractors had to contend with working around the tides, the newbreakwater was taking shape and improvements to the ramp continuing.
“We remain on budget and on track to deliver this project to the Whitsunday community byChristmas,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Contractors have now completed the working platform of the breakwater to the west and willcommence moving back towards the east to build it up to the final design,” she said.
“The pilings are in place and in a couple of weeks’ time we will see the pontoons attached,”
“In addition, work on widening the ramp from 7 metres out to 11 metres will offer boaties an extra 4 metres or three ramp lanes; it is exactly what we need to help alleviate the congestion currently being experienced at other boat ramps in the region,”
“I would like to thank the nearby residents and users of the bicentennial walkway for their patience as well as those directly affected such the Whitsunday Marine Club, the Game Fishing Club and the VMR.”
The $3 million project is funded by the previous and incumbent State Government to deliver theWhitsunday boating community a new breakwater, floating walkway and pontoon and widening of the existing boat ramp.
Photos showing progress of the project can be viewed on Whitsunday Regional Council’s website www.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au (Click on Council > Media> Photo Gallery).
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