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Practical completion of the $3 million Whisper Bay Breakwater and Boat Ramp Project has been achieved, with the facility to be open for public use from Monday, 11 January 2016.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the civil works for the breakwater and causeway were completed before Christmas, with the site clean-up finalised this week.
“After the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports inspected the facility in August last year to announce additional funding for this project, we undertook a tendering process and commenced construction works in September 2015,” Mayor Whitney said.
“The Queensland Government funded the $3 million project, with local contractors engaged on two of the three contracts and Council’s staff managing the delivery of the works,” she said.
Additional works to complete minor upgrades to parking and rigging areas at the facility will continue over the coming weeks, however, the ramp and pontoon facility will remain available to the public.
“Our staff and contractors have been working exceptionally hard over the past five months to deliver the project as swiftly as possible to ensure that our community and local rescue services enjoy access to a safe boat ramp facility,” Mayor Whitney said.
The project has been completed within budget and an official opening is expected to be held in early February 2016.