Have your say on proposed relocation of Pelican Boat Ramp

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries – Crown Lands has released a draft recommendation to Council to relocate the Pelican Boat Ramp following an extensive investigation into sand movements in Swansea Channel and the erosion of the Pelican foreshore.

Council’s Section Manager, Brendan Callander, said Crown Lands is proposing Council relocate the Pelican Boat Ramp 170m to the south of its current location and Council would like to hear the community’s thoughts on the proposal.

“Council has a strong commitment to providing access to the Lake for recreational purposes, and supporting boating activities through the construction and maintenance of infrastructure,” Mr Callander said.

“We have been planning to replace the boat ramp at Pelican since we became aware the existing structure was failing and we have set aside funding and prepared a concept design for a replacement boat ramp.

“Before proceeding with the design, we would like to seek feedback from the community on the Crown Lands’ proposal to ensure this location is best for the community.”

To provide your feedback visit haveyoursaylakemac.com.au/pelican-boat-ramp before Friday 3 February or drop into a pop-up information stall between 8am-noon on Saturday 21 January at the Pelican foreshore.

Construction of the new Pelican Boat Ramp is expected to commence in mid-2017.

Whilst this ramp is unavailable, lake users are encouraged to access alternate facilities located at:

Thomas Humphreys Reserve, Swansea, access via Dobinson Drive;

Blacksmiths Channel Reserve, Blacksmiths, access via Ungala Road; and

Lake Road, Swansea.

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