Emu Bay Boat Ramp

Emu Bay Boat Ramp


Note: 5 ton load limit

Council would like to advise residents and visitors that work to upgrade the Emu Bay Boat Ramp will begin in early 2018.

These works cover the upgrade and construction of the boat ramp facilities - 1 x 4m wide ramp and 1 x 8m wide ramp running side by side with a jetty / walkway structure on either side of the ramps. The facility has  been designed as a recreational-use facility for boats up to these widths - which includes the Coast Guard vessel - for use in fair weather. Use by commercial operators is possible under permit and interested  individuals should approach Council to  discuss their particular needs.

Consultation on the boat ramp was conducted in early 2015, with Council then investigating funding options. In July 2017, the South Australian Boating Facility Advisory  Committee (SABFAC) approved to provide 50% of actual project costs up to a maximum of $950,000 from the Facilities Fund (Marine). Confirmation of 50% SABFAC funding has given Council the assurance to proceed with the project and to fund the remaining 50%.

Works are anticipated to commence in early 2018 with the aim of avoiding  inconvenience to users during the main holiday season. Once works commence in  earnest there will be times when the area will be closed to all boat launching.

Council will provide additional details on ramp closure, impacts on parking and timing as the project nears commencement and through the implementation. It is estimated that the project will take 5 months to  complete.

Details of the upgrade are available here.

The Decision Notification Cover letter and form have now been received.



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