The Beacon 19 Boat Ramp dredging complete

The Alexandrina Council, South Australia, has officially opened new Beacon 19 Boat Ramp – one of the main access points to the Coorong National Park.

Photo courtesy of the Alexandrina Council

These popular boating facilities are located near the Goolwa Barrage and have been upgraded to provide an improved and safer boat launching point for fishers accessing the Coorong.

The project involved dredging and the construction of two new jetties and a new pontoon structure. These new facilities will promote Goolwa and the surrounding areas as a boating destination. They will also encourage greater opportunities to link Beacon 19 with natural attractions such as bird watching, walks and other marine experiences found in the Coorong and Lower Lakes.

This $1.9 million project was supported with funding from the State Governments Economic Stimulus funding program.