Final stage of Shellharbour boat ramp renewal to begin

Renewal of the boat ramp in Shellharbour Village will be finalised with the decommissioning of the slipway.

Works will start at the end of this month and are expected to take approximately 8 weeks, subject to tidal and weather conditions.

Council aims to keep one boat ramp operational throughout construction. However, there may be times both ramps are closed for safety reasons.

The boat ramp renewal project has been done in stages. Completed upgrades include:

• Demolition of deteriorated eastern and western ramps

• Construction of new eastern and western ramps

• Slight widening of the western ramp to realign edge

• Installation of fenders to sea wall within the harbour

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the improvements would provide better accessibility and extended the life of the ramp for future use by emergency services, commercial and recreational boat users.

“The next stage will be the decommissioning of the lower portion of the slipway, which will be replaced with slip resistant concrete closely matching the levels of the existing boat ramps,” Cr Saliba said.

“The winch house and majority of the remaining slipway rails will be retained for further investigation into potential heritage use at site.”

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