Bluff Boat Ramp update

Work is well under way for the development of the new Bluff boat ramp and floating pontoons.

Crews took a break over the festive season but have dived back in on 15 January. Caissons have been installed underwater, ready for the pile sleeves and piles to be inserted. Last year, the West Jetty was demolished to make way for a new floating pontoon that will be worked on this year. The Eastern Jetty is still standing, but caution is advised when using it as it is considered dangerous. It will be demolished when the contractors start up again.

Engineering service E-Type has confirmed that the steel and other items have arrived for the gangways and pontoons fabrications, so work for those can also get under way in the New Year.

Finally, we know that the boat ramp is a popular swimming spot, but did you know swimming and diving are prohibited at the ramp? We have recently installed some new “no swimming” signs there to remind people to be careful, particularly when boaties are heading out and construction work is taking place in the water.