September 28, 2022

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Ramping Up Action at Newell Beach Boat Ramp

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui reports that the planning process for the new all-tide boat ramp is well underway, with tenders expected to be posted in July.

The new $3.2 million Newell Beach boat ramp is expected to be completed in 2022.

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui reports that the planning process for the new all-tide boat ramp is well underway, with tenders expected to be posted in July.

Stakeholders were presented with a design proposal in March 2021, by Marine Safety Queensland (MSQ). Stakeholders discussed the revised design at a second community meeting on 29 April. As a result of those discussions, a request for a floating fishing platform was submitted.

Currently, MSQ’s design consultant is designing a revised concept for feedback. After design and environmental approvals are finalised, the project will be put out for tender in July.

Subsequently, further community consultation will take place to discuss the construction phase.
Community feedback will be considered when planning this phase of the project.

MSQ will continue to provide ongoing stakeholder updates on the progress of the project.

Key milestones:

⦁ Concept design sent to stakeholders – June 2021

⦁ Feedback deadline – July 2021

⦁ Environmental approvals – late June 2021

⦁ Tender issued – mid-July 2021 (pending approvals)

⦁ Contract evaluated and awarded – August-September 2021 1

⦁ Community meeting – construction – September-October 2021

⦁ Onsite works commence late-2021, weather dependent

⦁ Work completed mid-2022, weather dependent

If you have a question about the project or would like to submit feedback please email boatinginfrastructure@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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