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Posted on: 3 July, 2014

New Boat and Trailer Parking to address peak period needs

Boat and trailer parking shortages at Rosslyn Bay during peak holiday periods will soon be relieved thanks to a joint partnership initiative between the State Government and Livingstone Shire Council.

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig said that the joint State Government and Council partnership will be completed by the end of the month and deliver an additional 39 car and trailers parks for local boaties and visitors.

“Full marks must go to State Member Bruce Young for securing $360,000 through the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver this much needed parking,“ Cr Ludwig said.

“The shortage of car trailer parking at Rosslyn Bay has been an ongoing problem, particularly during peak holiday periods and long-weekends.”

“Following on from Council’s planning and design work, Bruce Young MP went in to bat and was instrumental in securing the funding needed to get the job done.

“This collaborative project between Council and the State Government will ensure that Rosslyn Bay, which provides the only all tide boat ramp between Gladstone and Mackay, remains a popular choice for boating enthusiasts.

“I would like to also acknowledge Bruce Young’s on-going efforts in working closely with Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to develop the longer-term strategies needed to meet the projected growth and future demand for recreational boating facilities,” Cr Ludwig said.

State Member Bruce Young said that construction of the additional 39 car trailer spaces was a major step in the right direction to ensure the Capricorn Coast and region continues to reap the benefits of being a major boating destination.

“The State Government is committed to working in partnership with both Livingstone and Rockhampton Councils to deliver infrastructure projects like this which will benefit the entire region,” Mr Young said.

Boaties will find the additional car trailer spaces located in two areas – off Breakwater Drive and off Vin E Jones Drive.

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