The new boat ramp at the Onslow Community Boating Precinct (CBP) is now open for public use, according to the Shire of Ashburton.
The work involved construction of the ramp and central holding jetty, as well as dredging, revetments and the landside hardstand.
As reported, demolition of the old boat ramp and associated structures will take place during the next month ahead of further works later this year to complete Stage 1.
The Department of Transport (DoT) delivered the first stage of the project together with the contractor – WA based company Ertech.
The Onslow CBP is funded by the Shire of Ashburton ($6.4 million), and supported by the Chevron Operated Wheatstone Project ($1.5 million), the Commonwealth Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program ($0.9 million) and the State Government ($4.5 million).
Detailed design of Stage 2 is currently in progress by engineering firm Advisian, with landscaping design by Emerge Associates.
The proposed Onslow CBP Stage 2 includes fully serviced boat pens, public jetties and berthing, completed landscaping and car parks, serviced development lots, community open space and ablutions, however is currently unfunded.