Fisherman's Beach ramp plans ‘washed up’ after nine years

Clive King at the Emu Park boat ramp. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Clive King at the Emu Park boat ramp. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

CLIVE King feels like plans for a boat ramp at Fisherman's Beach in Emu Park are all washed up.

For nine years the president of the CQ Boat Ramp Action group has been lobbying for another boat access on the Capricorn Coast as the region's population grows.

But he was frustrated at the news the Rosslyn Bay harbour would receive $360,000 for 39 car and trailer spaces.

"It's something that we really need and it is a good idea but it's not going to fix the problem," Mr King said yesterday.

Member for Keppel Bruce Young will speak with boaties at Rosslyn Bay harbour tomorrow morning to bring them up to speed on what the current boat ramp situation is.

Mr Young, who secured the car park funding, said yesterday that Mr King's proposal would be significantly costly.

"I understand there is a real desire to get it going for another boat ramp at Emu Park, but we are exploring all options and considering all sites over the next 12 months," Mr Young said.

"(The funding) will assist the car park; I think there needs to be more etiquette on how people conduct themselves on the boat ramp at peak congestion times."

Mr King said the data he had collected in order to present a proposal to the state government showed that the region was 14 lanes less than the average in other areas.

"Its terrible news, and we need to do something about it, it's unfair to families who come down to this congestion on the ramp and in the water," Mr King said.

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