Work by Redland City Council to replace the Victoria Point boat ramp pontoon is on track to be finished for the Easter holiday period.
Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the major project would be a boon for local and visiting boaties wanting to get on the water over Easter and in future.
“Work is well underway on the new pontoon to replace the previous one that broke away from the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the cyclonic winds recently over the Australia Day holiday weekend in the Redlands,” Cr Hewlett said.
“There has obviously been some disruption caused by the work but we have been able to keep the ramp open without the pontoon for recreational boating. When possible one lane of the two lanes has been accessible during the construction period.
“We had to install four new piles to secure the new pontoon.”
Cr Hewlett said Council workers had helped secure the runaway pontoon during the storm.
“Four of them threw caution to the wind and bravely entered the water to secure the pontoon at the height of the storms,” he said.
“Council knows how popular the ramp and pontoon are at weekends and holiday time and we are making a concerted effort to have the work completed in time for the Easter long weekend.”
Changes to the accessibility of the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the construction period will be updated on the signage already at the ramp, and via Council’s Facebook account and online at www.redland.qld.gov.au.