Council to clean up Lyttelton boat ramp area
21 September 2007
Work will soon begin to tidy the area around the Magazine Bay Slipway vehicle area and to repair the ramp and jetty.
Capital Programme General Manager Kevin Mara says the work to the area will ease traffic congestion and significantly improve the appearance of the area.
The work includes:tidying up the boat ramp area including some of the approach access road; removing the potholes from the parking area; sealing the initial entrance into the tolled parking area; tidying up the green growth around the toilet block, including laying bark chip around and under the plants; shifting the broken marina pontoons to the eastern side of the tolled parking area; delineating the boat ramp traffic flow and parking area; and creating a clear boundary between the tolled and the non-tolled area of the Magazine Bay slipway area; repairs to slipway and jetty.
“Having controlled traffic flow for cars and boat trailers will improve the use of the space and help streamline time getting in and out of the area,’’ he says. “It should help organise what has been a frustrating experience for some boat users. It is also important that we will be improving the safety of the area.’’
This work is expected to be completed before Labour weekend, 20-22 October 2007.
Work on the public boat ramp includes water-blasting the slipway, repairing the damaged ramp to bring it back to a functional three-lane ramp.
This boat ramp and jetty repair work will cost $36,000. The aim of the work is to reduce the damage to boats tied up to the jetty. Work is also expected to be completed before Labour weekend.
Total cost for the work will be approximately $36.000.
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