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Boat ramp poll shows the argument is really close

One of the existing boat ramps at Burrum Heads.
One of the existing boat ramps at Burrum Heads. Tracey Joynson

THE Chronicle's online poll on whether the Lions Spit is the right location for a new boat ramp at Burrum Heads reveals a community divided.

As of 10.45am on Thursday, 99 votes had been received, with 56% in favour of building a new map at Lions Spit.

The poll is open until noon on Sunday and followed an in-depth report by the Chronicle earlier this week, outlining in detail both sides of the debate.

Those against the ramp at the proposed Lions Spit site claim it could ruin the last remaining swimming beach and that money could be better spent improving the two existing ramps.

While those in favour of it have hitched their wagon on the need to improve safety for boaties in the town, and a lack of parking at both current sites.

Member for Maryborough Anne Maddern told the Chronicle this week she expected the project to move to its construction phase in 2014.

Fraser Coast Regional Council estimates of the project's cost have indicated $5.7 million.

Of this, the council would be responsible for the land components, believed to be more than $2 million.

Topics:  boat ramp, burrum heads




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