Rescue group on hold

The Department of Transport�s coastal infrastructure general manager Steve Jenkins said the department was discussing the group�s continued operations and future needs with the group as part of the Two Rocks Marina redevelopment.

Though a possible move to the sheds at the northern end of the marina had been flagged, rescue group commander Jeff Howe said it was waiting for the department to plan what would happen.

In the interim, Mr Howe said it was business as usual for the group, with volunteers providing radio and rescue support to boat users. Mr Jenkins said the carpark upgrade around the boat ramp was nearly finished.

�New kerbing has been installed, asphalt laid and directional arrows were painted (in early June),� he said.

�Planning for delivery of the marine works, which includes the widening of the ramp to provide two lanes and installation of a 50m floating jetty, is under way and is expected to be completed before Christmas.�

Mr Jenkins said the existing jetty would be retained, with only the timber end removed and the rest refurbished.

�The Sun City Yacht Club uses the jetty end as a finishing line for dinghy races and utilises the northern side to berth a rescue vessel during racing events,� he said.

Mr Jenkins said there were no plans to change the lease for Sun City Yacht Club, or to provide public facilities such as a fish cleaning station, taps or toilets, which had been suggested by members of Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association.

�These facilities are not included within the scope and budget of the current works,� he said.