This proposal – known locally as Option 5 – to develop a new boat ramp at Burrum Heads has received a widespread welcome since it was unveiled.
This proposal – known locally as Option 5 – to develop a new boat ramp at Burrum Heads has received a widespread welcome since it was unveiled.

Boat ramp upgrade getting closer

IN BURRUM Heads two ageing boat ramps sit less than a kilometre apart.

A single lane ramp runs into the water off the extension of the main road into the scenic seaside town. The double lane ramp, down river from the Lions Park sand spit, runs off Ross Street.

They have served a fast-expanding community for a lifetime of boating but the time for change is being reeled in.

That’s where Option 5 comes into the equation. Option 5 is the plan said to be most popular among the local community for an upgrade of boat ramp amenities at Burrum Heads.

“At last Easter’s fishing classic, which had 1600 entries, mayor Mick Kruger said Burrum Heads would have its boat ramp,” Ron Gregson, president of the Burrum Heads Progress Association, says.

“We know councillors are fully behind a new all weather, all tide, safer boat ramp for Burrum Heads. There has been a lot of toing and froing since 1992. 2010 would be a great year to finalise the boat ramp.

“It would be great to see the mayor’s words come to fruition next year.

“If it had the go-ahead today, I think it would be done by the latter part of 2010.”

The progress association plans to step up its campaign in the new year to bring the Fraser Coast council and the State Government together on Option 5, which would see the modern ramp taking the bulk of the boating traffic.



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