Burrum could get new boat ramp
THE TIDE appears to have turned and the prospect of a modern, safer boat ramp being built at Burrum Heads in 2010 is now real.
A meeting of representatives of the Fraser Coast Regional Council and the State Government during the past three weeks to address the issues involved has raised hopes in the seaside town.
“The major obstacles, I believe, have been overcome,” Ron Gregson, Burrum Heads Progress Association president, said.
“There are other obstacles which are not minor but which can be overcome.
“We have definitely made big steps forward in the last two months.
“We are looking forward to further consultation with the council and the government.”
The chair of the council’s urban and rural infrastructure committee, David Dalgleish, agreed the process was moving in “the right direction”.
Council CEO Andrew Brien is expected to give councillors a full briefing on progress with State Government departments within the next few days.
The all-weather, all-tide, safer boat ramp was first proposed in 1992, however the plan has hit a number of hurdles over the years.
At present there are two ramps in the town; a single lane ramp running off the main street and a double lane ramp down river from the Lions Park sandspit.