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Bermagui River Boat Ramp

Summary/Background

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

  • replacement of the existing boat ramp with a new reinforced concrete double boat ramp;
  • installation of a finger pontoon jetty;
  • upgrade and sealing of the informal parking area;
  • upgrade of lighting; and

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, utilised by locals and visitors alike.

Council’s Maritime Infrastructure Plan (February 2014) identified replacement of the existing boat ramp, installation of a pontoon jetty and enlargement of the sealed parking area in the medium/long term scope of works.

Funding

Total project funding = $655,000

  • RMS contribution = $485,000 via the NSW Boating Now Program
  • BVSC contribution = $170,000 

Community Strategic Plan link

Feedback from the Bermagui area in response to the “Understanding Our Place” community engagement process, which subsequently informed the Community Strategic Plan (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 24 September 2020.

Works are scheduled to finish mid December. The boat ramp and car park will be closed to the public during this time. Access to the public toilets will remain open.

The alternative boat launch site for the Bermagui River is at Bermgui Harbour (Posidonia Esplanade, Bermagui).

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

 

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