Work on boat ramp to start: Moore River

THE Moore River boat ramp will close from mid-October until about Christmas while a contractor rebuilds it.

The Shire of Gingin has given Neo Infrastructure the contract to do works at the Guilderton foreshore.

Shire president Michael Aspinall said works would include redesigning and rebuilding a two-lane boat ramp in the Moore River Estuary, building a deck area, a ramp to a floating jetty and a swimming pontoon.

He said works would start in mid-October after the contractor received final approvals from the Transport Department.

“The works are expected to be completed just before Christmas in time for the post-Christmas holidays,” he said.

“This time of the year is considered the most suitable for the construction works owing to the break of the sandbar resulting from end-of-season rains further up the Moore River.

“The break in the sandbar drains the estuary and will allow works to be undertaken before it closes again for the summer period with levels rising until the next break in April or May.”

Cr Aspinall said the boat ramp and southern end of the estuary foreshore carpark would be closed until the works finished and boaties would have to find other places to launch.

“Formal boat launching facilities are available at Jurien Bay to the north and Two Rocks south of Guilderton,” he said.