Contractor resumes work at the Emu Bay boat ramp

MEDIUM TIDE: The Emu Bay boat ramp side ramp on a medium 1.4m tide on Friday, January 4.
MEDIUM TIDE: The Emu Bay boat ramp side ramp on a medium 1.4m tide on Friday, January 4.

Work has resumed at the Emu Bay boat ramp after the Christmas break.

Emu Bay boat ramp contractor Civil Tech returned to site on Monday, January 7.

Contractors are aiming to have the majority of works on the ramp - including the instillation of the jetty structures – finalized by the end of this month.

The majority of the car park and rock revetment works are planned for completion in February.

Due to the low tides experienced over the Christmas break, access from the smaller ramp on the right hand side was, unfortunately, difficult at times, a council spokesperson said. 

Boats were still accessing the ramp however usage was reduced.

Mayor Michael Pengilly said he had considerable comment directed at him regards the status of the project and ability to launch over the holidays.

“I’ve had a number of unhappy boaties approach me,” Mr Pengilly said.

He is also considering a request for a public meeting on site with the council’s project manager and others, including the Emu Bay Progress Association. 

The boat ramp and extensive parking area.

The boat ramp and extensive parking area.

The $1.6 million project is be paid half by the KI Council and half by SA Boating Facility Advisory Committee (SABFAC) construction fund.

The council has indicated it would look at the feasibility of a breakwater or break wall in front of the new ramp. 

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