16/7/2019

Smooth sailing for Mary River access at Maryborough 

Locals and visitors to Queensland’s Fraser Coast can now enjoy safer and easier access to the Mary River following the completion of upgrades at the South Street Boat Ramp in Maryborough.

 Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the project would deliver upgraded parking and other important infrastructure to the site.

“The upgraded infrastructure will make accessing the Mary River for fishing and boating a breeze,” Mr O’Brien said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project, which supported six local jobs during construction, was part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s investment in regional community and sporting infrastructure.

“The project’s flow-on benefits, which include job creation and increased tourism, will inject an expected $1.54 million into regional economy,” Mr McCormack said.

Fraser Coast Councillor Denis Chapman said the new car park, which includes 23 car and trailer parking spaces, along with 18 car spaces and two disabled spaces, also boasted four rigging/de-rigging bays.

“The project also included major improvements to the stormwater drainage and landscaping,” Cr Chapman said.

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government invested $390,328 in the project under the Building Better Regions Fund. This is an $841 million investment designed to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council contributed a further $390,327 to fund the project.

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