Boaties to benefit from extra Rosslyn Bay parking
From The Capricorn Coast Mirror
BOAT and trailer parking shortages at Rosslyn Bay during peak holiday periods will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a partnership between the State Government and Livingstone Shire Council.
Livingstone Mayor Cr Bill Ludwig said the partnership would be completed by the end of the month.
It will deliver an additional 39 car and trailers parks for local boaties and visitors, bringing the total number of parking spaces to 117.
"Full marks must go to State Member Bruce Young for securing $360,000 through the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver this much-needed parking," Cr Ludwig said.
"This is a great outcome for boaties and I'm one of them.
"The shortage of car trailer parking at Rosslyn Bay has been an ongoing problem, particularly during peak holiday periods and long weekends.
"Following on from council's planning and design work, Bruce Young went in to bat and was instrumental in securing the funding needed to get the job done.
"This collaborative project between council and the State Government will ensure that Rosslyn Bay, which provides the only all-tide boat ramp between Gladstone and Mackay, remains a popular choice for boating enthusiasts.
"I would like also to acknowledge Mr Young's ongoing efforts in working closely with council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to develop the longer-term strategies needed to meet the projected growth and future demand for recreational boating facilities.
"We are still looking at more options for the southern end of the coast.
Mr Young said construction of the additional trailer spaces was a major step in the right direction to ensure the Capricorn Coast region continued to reap the benefits of being a major boating destination.
"The earthworks are complete for the new spaces and, in the next week, the surface will be sealed and line-marked," Mr Young said.
"The State Government is committed to working in partnership with both Livingstone and Rockhampton councils to deliver infrastructure projects like this which will benefit the entire region."
Boaties will find the additional car trailer spaces located in two areas - off Breakwater Drive and off Vin E Jones Drive.