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    New boat ramps delivered for Broadwater

    Work on two boat ramps at Hollywell will start soon as part of the ongoing commitment that the Newman Government has made to restore our waterways as a hub of recreational and tourist activity.

    State Member for Broadwater, Verity Barton MP, said that the works are an important step in continuing to deliver the best possible access to and management of the waterways of the Gold Coast

    “The Jasmine Avenue Boat Ramp and the Holly Avenue Boat Ramp in Hollywell have reached the end of their useful lives” Miss Barton said.

    “The Newman Government is delivering on its commitments by ensuring Broadwater’s waterways are accessible and useable by the local community. These two facilities will ensure that there is safe access to the Broadwater for waterways users.

    Gold Coast Waterways Authority has allocated $500,000 in the Waterways Management Program in the 2014/2015 financial year for the reconstruction of these two facilities. The works are being undertaken in partnership with the City of Gold Coast.

    The reconstruction of both ramps will occur at the same time, meaning that both ramps will be closed at the same time for a number of months. The works are expected to commence within the next month with completion planned within a short length of time, well before the start of busy summer months.

    “The upgrade of these facilities in time for summer will be of huge benefit to the residents of Broadwater. The completion will coincide with the busiest use period for the ramps, and I welcome this much-needed investment in local waterways infrastructure.

    Users are advised to use alternative facilities at the Howard Avenue boat ramp and Ray Street boat ramp in Runaway Bay, and Donald Ave boat ramp and Jabiru Island boat ramp in Paradise Point.

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