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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox has welcomed news that the Proserpine River boat ramp will get a major upgrade as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $30 million boost for Queensland boaties.
Main Roads and Ports Minister Mark Bailey made the announcement at yesterday’s Community Cabinet in Proserpine saying the boat ramp would be duplicated, from two to four lanes.
Mayor Willcox said it was positive news for the huge number of recreational boaties in the Whitsunday region.
“The popularity of boating and fishing is increasing so doubling the ramp lanes will reduce congestion at this popular local ramp.”
“Minister Bailey also indicated that the government was undertaking a feasibility study for a new pontoon at Airlie Beach and for a new boat ramp at Cape Gloucester.
“This follows on from the recently completed $3 million upgrade to the Whisper Bay boat ramp,” Mayor Willcox said.
Minister Bailey said many of the projects were identified through the online recreational boating survey.
“We received more than 1000 submissions through the Get Involved website and this feedback has been invaluable in identifying which projects are most needed,” he said.
“About 70 per cent of these projects are in regional Queensland and feasibility studies will also be completed across the State to investigate the possibility of future works.”
A full list of projects is available on the TMR website.
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