Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

New Rocky Boat Ramp Lands $1.5M Boost

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

New Rocky Boat Ramp Lands $1.5M Boost

Article excerpt

BOATIES rejoice, 45 new car and boat trailer parks are on the way to Rockhampton.

Rockhampton Regional Council has landed $1.5 million in Work for Queensland program funding from the State Government for a new 45-space carpark as part of the new North Rockhampton boat ramp facility.

The extra funding announcement comes after the State Government recently announced $1.3 million for a new four lane boat ramp and pontoon at the same facility.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council's infrastructure committee, councillor Tony Williams, praised the support from local members, Bill Byrne, Brittany Lauga and Jim Pearce to see the facility accelerate.

"The support from Bill, Brittany and Jim has been nothing short of outstanding, and we are extremely grateful for the funding that will allow this project to be completed this year," Cr Williams said.

"This will help ease any congestion and improve safety at the Quay Street boat ramp and greatly improve accessibility into the Fitzroy River. …

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