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Boating Carpark to Receive Major Upgrade

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is pleased to be leading the highly-anticipated Calliope River Boat Ramp Carpark upgrade, with plans for the community facility well underway.

GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said as a much-loved past time in the region, fishing is part of Gladstone’s DNA.

“With the communities’ love for the past time, ensuring we are able to provide top-notch facilities is important to both the Queensland Government and GPC,” Mr Walker said.

“We are pleased to see this project reach fruition, with the design and feasibility studies now complete.

“The new carpark will be delivered in a two staged approach; stage one of 24 new bitumen carparks is envisioned to commence towards the second half of 2020.”

GPC will be contributing $130,000 towards the project, with the Queensland Government funding $400,000 from the remaining Boyne River Dredging grant.

Assistant Minister for Treasury and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said this will be another great addition to the region’s boating infrastructure.

“I am pleased to see the project finally happening, after many years of advocacy,” Mr Butcher said.

“This boat ramp is one of the busiest in our region, so it is important that the car park be upgraded to provides safe access to launch boats and park trailers.”

The boat ramp at the facility was upgraded by the Queensland Government in 2017, with a new pontoon and widening of the ramp.

GPC looks forward to releasing more information on the tender process via QTender in the coming months.