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Woodgate boat ramp rehabilitation planned

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking rehabilitation works on the Woodgate boat ramp at First Avenue.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking rehabilitation works on the Woodgate boat ramp at First Avenue this month.

In a newsletter a TMR spokesperson said over time the condition of the timber Woodgate boat ramp had deteriorated due to exposure to weather and wave action, requiring rehabilitation works.

“The scheduled works involve undertaking repairs to prolong the life of the asset and ensure the structural condition of the ramp continues to remain accessible for use,” the spokesperson said.

“The rehabilitation works include replacing some of the girders, headstocks and decking and reconstructing one section of the ramp.

“Alternative boat launching facilities are available at the Walkers Point boat ramp while rehabilitation repairs on the Woodgate boat ramp are completed.”

The works are scheduled to start in late January 2023 and are expected to take eight to 10 weeks to complete, weather and conditions permitting.

“During the works the boat ramp will be temporarily closed to the public for the safety of workers and boaties, and to allow works to be completed as quickly as possible,” the TMR spokesperson said.

“Temporary fencing will also be installed around the carpark at the top of the ramp where the site compound will be established.

“Members of the community are advised to observe all warnings and traffic signage if approaching the works site during the temporarily changed conditions.

The department said it was making every effort to complete the works by Easter 2023 and reopen the ramp as quickly as possible.

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