Anglers may not have to put up with the current Burrum Heads boat ramp much longer; the council and State Government are working together towards a new ramp.
Anglers may not have to put up with the current Burrum Heads boat ramp much longer; the council and State Government are working together towards a new ramp. Daniel Tweed

Burrum Heads boat ramp to happen

RAMPING up plans for Burrum Heads is a council priority in 2010, if the year’s early indications are anything to go by.

After the region’s main players in the Burrum Heads boat ramp push sat down and ironed out where they were heading with the project, the council has now turned its attentions to the State Government.

“It is always a positive step when the council and community can all sit around the table as partners to discuss a project,” chairman of the council’s Urban and Rural Infrastructure Committee David Dalgleish said.

The council was also represented by Mayor Mick Kruger and CEO Andrew Brien.

Ron Gregson, Burrum Heads Progress Association president; George Dart, chair of the association’s boat ramp sub-committee; and Sunfish Fraser Coast secretary Martin Bellert also attended.

“The Burrum Heads community appreciates inclusion in these discussions and the continued support of the council and its commitment to this project,” Mr Gregson said.

Mr Bellert expressed satisfaction at the council’s proposed actions to advance the plan to provide a safe all tide, all weather boat ramp at Burrum Heads.

The new ramp was first mooted almost 20 years ago.

“We are working together to make a new boat ramp a reality and going in the same direction and pooling our resources and talents,” Mr Dalgleish said.

“The council will keep everyone abreast of developments following the meetings with the State Government.”

The Fraser Coast council is scheduling meetings with the government to discuss moving the project forward.



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