A funding boost for Queensland’s Marine Infrastructure Fund is set to lure boaties to their favourite fishing spots, with an additional $30 million committed over two years.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government would continue to deliver for boaties across the state in partnership with communities, councils, port and water authorities.
“When it comes to boating, Queensland is the place to be,” Mr Bailey said.
“One in 19 Queenslanders are recreational boating enthusiasts. That’s why the Palaszczuk Government is focused on building more facilities and essential improvements – so keen anglers can continue to enjoy their time on the water.”
Transport and Main Roads currently own and maintain 430 boat ramps, harbours, jetties, pontoons, floating walkways, channels and breakwaters valued at $153 million.
Funded projects to be delivered by the Palaszczuk Government include:
- $5.5 million to progress the design and build of a boat ramp at Yorkeys Knob (FNQ)
- $4 million to build a new two-lane boat ramp at Newell Beach (FNQ)
- $4 million for construction works on a barge landing site at Scarborough Boat Harbour (pending business case) (SEQ)
- $1.3 million to upgrade the ramp at Cabbage Tree Creek (SEQ)
- $1 million upgrade at Dohles Rocks, increasing the ramp to four lanes and adding a floating walkway (SEQ)
- $5 million to fund channel deepening works to provide all-tide access at Molongle Creek (subject to environmental approvals being obtained) (NQ)
- $1.4 million to fund two all-tide or near all-tide lanes and a floating walkway for the Corbetts Landing boat ramp (CQ)
- $2 million to provide two near-all-tide or all-tide lanes at the Thompson Point boat ramp (CQ)
- $800,000 to construct a two-lane boat ramp with floating walkway at Riedel Road in Carbrook (SEQ)
- $4 million for boat ramps across the Whitsundays including:
o Midge Point works
o A new ramp in the Cape Gloucester/Dingo Beach area
o Improvements to Shute Harbour
- $1 million for an additional lane on the existing Grasstree Beach boat ramp
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey