The new boat ramp at Onslow is taking shape with contractors recently using excavation equipment to allow water to flood the newly completed boat ramp basin for the first time.
According to the Department of Transport WA, dredging and construction of revetments is close to completion as part of the first stage of the Onslow Community Boating Precinct project while work is progressing on the landside hardstand.
Scheduled for completion mid-year, Stage 1 is being delivered by DoT and is funded by the Shire of Ashburton ($6.4 million), the Chevron Operated Wheatstone Project ($1.5 million), the Commonwealth Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program ($0.9 million) and the State Government ($1 million).
The Stage 2 includes fully serviced boat pens, public jetties and berthing, completed landscaping and car parks, serviced development lots, community open space and ablutions.
The new boat ramp will consist of central holding jetty with suitable space for the development of a small marina that may contain fully serviced boat pens at the Beadon Creek (Onslow) Maritime Facility.