Demolition for jetty and ramp
THE State Government has issued a demolition order for the Bullock Point jetty and ramp at Tin Can Bay.
But the Department of Transport decided not to remove the whole structure, after Gympie Regional Council made pleas to keep the peers, until a master plan was completed for the area.
Cr Graham Engeman said Minister for Transport Rachel Nolan was happy not to remove the whole structure after council asked her to consider the proposal about the area which is “very important area to local boaties”.
He said council was trying to retain as much of the Bullock Point jetty as possible because it was a good fishing spot with an historical significance.
And council would now think of ways that the salvaged parts of the jetty could be reused.
However, he understood that a proper boat ramp and better parking was needed at the site.
The iconic jetty was earmarked for demolition when it was considered unsafe for use.
Cr Engeman along with Mayor Ron Dyne, Cr Larry Friske and council’s Director of Engineering Bob Fredman met with Maritime Safety Queensland and Department of Transport representatives in Brisbane recently to discuss the jetty and other issues at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.
Cr Engeman also said the department would look into signage at Norman Point to address parking for boats and trailers.
He said there had been some conflict recently as parking was signed cars/ boats with trailers, which could be interpreted so that cars without trailers could park in the designated boatie parks.
Cr Engeman said better or legitimate signage was needed.