The Waikerie boating community has welcomed news of an upcoming boat ramp upgrade.
Council has been successful in applying for and receiving $195,000 (GST exclusive) in grant funding from the South Australian Boating Facilities Advisory Committee (SABFAC) to upgrade the Waikerie Edgar Bartlett Drive Boat Ramp.
The upgrade will include construction of a dual lane boat ramp and installation of a pontoon to make launching and retrieving easier and safer as well as carpark and lighting upgrades.
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said“the work is expected to more than double the number of launchings from the facilities and the new infrastructure also means safer launching”.
It’s expected the work will commence later this year.
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