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Toondah Harbour Boat Ramp – temporary closure from 26 June 2014

Toondah Harbour Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed to recreational and commercial vessels while Council undertakes dredging activities nearby. Works will start from Thursday 26 June and take approximately 25 days, weather permitting.

You’ll need to use an alternative public boat ramp during this period. The nearest ramp is located at William Street, Raby Bay, Cleveland.

For more information, phone 3829 8267.

Victoria Point pontoon early Easter gift for boaties

Work by Redland City Council to replace the Victoria Point boat ramp pontoon is now complete in time for the Easter holiday period.

Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the major project is a boon for local and visiting boaties wanting to get on the water over Easter and in future.

“The new pontoon replaces the previous one that broke away from the Victoria Point Boat Ramp during the cyclonic winds recently over the Australia Day holiday weekend in the Redlands,” Cr Hewlett said.

“There has obviously been some disruption caused by the work but we were able to keep the ramp open without the pontoon for recreational boating during the construction period.

“We had to install four new piles to secure the new pontoon.”

Cr Hewlett said Council workers had helped secure the runaway pontoon during the storm.

“Four of them threw caution to the wind and bravely entered the water to secure the pontoon at the height of the storms,” he said.

“Council knows how popular the ramp and pontoon are at weekends and holiday time and made a concerted effort to have the work completed in plenty of time for the Easter long weekend.”

Cr Lance Hewlett at the Victoria Point Pontoon

Cr Lance Hewlett at the Victoria Point Pontoon

Victoria Point pontoon / boat ramp update

We have already installed two of the piles required to support a new pontoon at Victoria Point. The new pontoon will replace the one that broke away over the Australia Day weekend. 

One of the two lanes on the boat ramp is currently open to the public, however, we will need to completely close the ramp when the weather clears to install the other two piles from the seaward side. This could be later in the week – we’ll keep you posted.

The pontoon at Victoria Point broke away during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event

The pontoon at Victoria Point broke away during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event.