The boat ramp at Burnett Heads is one of many across Queensland that will receive upgrades thanks to a $30 million boost to the Marine Infrastructure Fund.
The boat ramp at Burnett Heads is one of many across Queensland that will receive upgrades thanks to a $30 million boost to the Marine Infrastructure Fund. Mike Knott

Burnett Heads boat ramp to receive much-needed upgrade

BUNDABERG boaties and anglers will benefit from upgraded facilities to the boat ramp at Burnett Heads.

Ports Minister Mark Bailey and Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson inspected the public boat ramp at Burnett Heads Boat Harbour, which is set to be upgraded as part of the State Government's $30 million boost to the Marine Infrastructure Fund.

Ms Donaldson said boaties across the Wide Bay area will relish the upgraded facilities as more people head out on the bay.

"Burnett Heads in Bundaberg is an ideal location for an upgrade and its welcome news for locals and tourists visiting the area," Mrs Donaldson said.

"This ramp upgrade is part of the Palaszczuk Government's election commitment to rejuvenating Queensland's foreshores and will inject extra life into the community through jobs and tourism.

"Queenslanders live a great lifestyle and some of the best natural assets in the world, what better way to use it than with great infrastructure to support it." 

Mr Bailey said more and more Queenslanders were heading out to enjoy our stunning creeks, rivers and waterways, so we needed to make sure our facilities could handle the increase in users.

"During the July budget, the Palaszczuk Government announced a $30 million investment in the Marine Infrastructure Fund to upgrade and revitalise access to our beautiful waterways.

"I am pleased to announce the program of works for 2016/17 has been approved and the planning for these projects is progressing well.

"The works will also support hundreds of marine and civil contracting jobs across Queensland."

Boaties and anglers across the state will get new and upgraded boat ramps, floating walkways, pontoons and some new or improved access channels.

Further information about each project will be announced as they advance into the construction phase.



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