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Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Blackfellows Lake Boat Ramp Facilities

Background

The following scope of works will be delivered at the site:

  • replacement of the existing gravel boat ramp with a new reinforced concrete boat ramp
  • upgrade (widening and sealing) of 600m of access road, including shoulder parking and car / trailer turnaround points
  • installation of lighting
  • installation of a finger pontoon jetty.

These works to be designed and constructed within environmental and heritage regulations.

Purpose

The overarching purpose of this project is to improve the standard of this recreational boating facility, used by locals and visitors alike.

Council’s Maritime Infrastructure Plan (February 2014) identified upgrades to the existing boat ramp, launching area and access road in the short term scope of works, and installation of lighting and a pontoon jetty in the medium/long term scope of works.

Funding

Total project funding = $580,000

Community Strategic Plan (CSP) link

Feedback from the Tathra/Kalaru area in response to the “Understanding Our Place” community engagement process, which subsequently informed the CSP, included “improved recreation facilities and spaces”. This feedback links to CSP Outcome 1 Active and Healthy Communities; specifically the second goal of this outcome of “access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities”.

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Project timeline

GPM Marine Constructions P/L will begin pre-construction activities (site set out, including establishing boundaries and constraints etc) from 10 September 2020.

From this time, the ramp and access road will be closed to the public for three to four months.

An Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit has been obtained for this project.

The alternative launching site for the Bega River is at Mogereeka, Tathra.

Works are scheduled for completion by mid December in time for peak summer holiday period.

 

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