The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be removing the Innes Park boat ramp off Barolin Esplanade in early 2022.
A TMR spokesperson said the boat ramp had experienced low patronage over recent years and combined with the ongoing maintenance costs to ensure the safety of recreational boaties and residents, the aged concrete structure would be demolished.
“The site will be rejuvenated with suitable vegetation and batter immediately adjacent to the car park will be stabilised to mitigate scour and erosion,” the spokesperson said.
“The rock structure beneath the concrete boat ramp surface will remain in place to maintain the current shape of the creek inlet.”
The demolition works include:
- breaking up and removing the concrete overlay slab
- cleaning and repurposing the rock core
- stabilising the batter immediately adjacent to the car park
- re-establishing vegetation on the site.
Following the closure and removal of the Innes Park boat ramp, boaties can access waterways via the alternate regional boat ramps at:
- McIntosh Avenue, Elliott Heads
- The Esplanade, Bargara
RoadTek will undertake the removal works, which are expected to take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
“The works will be programmed to start after the Christmas school holiday period,” the TMR spokesperson said.
“During the works, the adjacent car park will be closed to the public for the safety of workers and beachgoers, and to allow the works to be completed as quickly as possible.
“Beachgoers are reminded to observe all warning and traffic signage if approaching the works site during the works period.”