Erosion has eaten away the sand under the new Gatakers Bay boat ramp at Point Vernon.
Erosion has eaten away the sand under the new Gatakers Bay boat ramp at Point Vernon. Alistair Brightman

More than $100,000 will be spent repairing boat ramp

THE popular Gatakers Bay boat ramp will undergo a repair worth more than $100,000 after erosion ate away the sand.

Fraser Coast Regional Council has recieved permission from Queensland Transport to upgrade the new ramp which was built in 2009.

The council said the older ramp, which would eventually be ripped out, was located on the western side of the new ramp but was also closed due to erosion damage.

Deputy Mayor Trevor McDonald said the expensive project would improve the experience of boat owners.

"The costs will be over the $100,000 mark," he said.

"It will tidy up this whole area and make this boat ramp again one of the key facilities of Point Vernon."

Queensland Transport owns the ramp and the council is responsible for the land-based facilities.

"While Queensland Transport will fund the necessary works, council has been appointed to oversee the repair work," Cr McDonald said.

Council expects to call tenders in August and start work in September or October.

The old Gatakers boat ramp is also closed due to erosion.
The old Gatakers boat ramp is also closed due to erosion. Alistair Brightman