Carlo Point boat ramp to get $500k upgrade
WORK is set to start on a $543,000 contract to upgrade the existing boat launching facility at Carlo Point near Rainbow Beach.
Member for Gympie David Gibson said the contractor was expected to begin on-site works at Carlo Point from Monday, April 28.
The project involved resurfacing works and building a new floating walkway on an existing lane of the ramp.
"The new walkway will be a great addition, reducing congestion and assisting with boat launching and retrieval, especially in busy times," Mr Gibson said.
"The new walkway will also improve pedestrian accessibility, particularly for children, people with a disability and the elderly entering or leaving vessels at the ramp."
He requested that boaties be patient while the new boat ramp works were under way.
"In order to complete the works safely and efficiently, the boat ramp will be restricted to one lane while the majority of the works are completed," he said.
"Due to the nature of the works, there may also be times where a short-term full closure of the ramp is necessary for safety, however these closures will only be a few hours.
"Please use caution around the project site while the works are under way, and continue to be aware of those around you during busy periods."