Million-dollar upgrade for Port boat ramp


The boat ramp near the Port of Bundaberg will be closed from 18-28 February for a million-dollar upgrade.

Transport Minister Mark Bailey announced the investment this weekend, saying Queensland companies would complete the work.

Transport Minister Mark Bailey
Transport Minister Mark Bailey announced the boat ramp upgrade.

“Burnett Heads is the gateway to some of Bundy's most sought after recreational fishing and boating spots, so we're working with Queensland businesses to refurbish the Four Knots boat ramp, repair the jetty and remove hard rock materials from the boat harbour,” Mr Bailey said.

“Crews are already removing hard-rock materials, and works will get under way later this month to give the jetty a new lease on life.

“Repairs to the jetty including refurbishing the concrete piles and cracked concrete, and replacing damaged bumpers, corroded fixings and brackets.”

Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the Government's investment.

“Bundaberg has one of the highest percentages of boat and trailer registrations in Queensland,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“It's good to see some of the money that's collected here coming back to our region.

“This is positive news for recreational fishers and boating enthusiasts.”

The Government says removal of the hard rock materials is expected to be complete in early March, while jetty works are expected to be finished before the April school holidays, weather permitting.

The jetty will be closed while repairs are made, and the boat ramp will be closed while it's refurbished.

Boaties will still be able to access ramps at McGills Road or at the Burnett Heads Boat Harbour.