Friday, June 21, 2024

Southern boat ramp opens ahead of summer

The upgraded O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp is now open, reducing traffic and boat congestion during peak periods, and improving safety and access for users.

Improvements include the replacement of original pontoons and the installation of a new L-shaped pontoon, increasing boat launching capacity and capabilities.

An extra lane has been constructed and the concrete ramps leading down to the water have also been improved.

There is more room for vehicles to move with a widened manoeuvring area, and improvements have also been made to the pedestrian pavement area. Northern and southern rock walls have also been installed.

New line-marking and signage has been installed around the launch and washdown areas to better assist users.

The upgrades are set to give greater access to locals and tourists using the facilities during peak periods in the summer. A new café and marine shop will open at the site later this month.

They will also make it easier for emergency services to launch and retrieve vessels during an emergency.

The City of Onkaparinga Council has introduced a new mobile application, PayStay, for boat ramp permits. The app allows patrons to purchase permits from the convenience of their phone, anytime, anywhere. For more information click here.

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