Lower King boating facilities receiving much-needed revamp 

The current Lower King boating facilities.  (Deanna Corrieri )

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THE boating facilities at Lower King are getting a revamp, with construction of a new ramp and upgrades to the existing ramp set to begin next week. 

Upgrades to the facility include the construction of a new concrete ramp to the south of the existing ramp, replacement of the existing concrete ramp and the replacement of the existing timber finger jetty with a floating pontoon.

City of Albany Engineering and Sustainability Manager Ruth March said the project would provide a safer, more convenient boating experience for the community with increased access for those who live with a disability. 

“The current timber finger jetty at Lower King is in generally poor condition and, thanks to a grant from the Recreation Boating Facilities Scheme, will be upgraded to a floating pontoon,” she said.

“The existing concrete ramp will be replaced as it has subsided, making it hazardous and difficult to use, while an additional concrete ramp will be installed to increase the capacity of the facility.”

Works to upgrade the Lower King boating facilities will take place from May 10 with the aim to have them completed by the beginning of June.

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