Boat trailer parking bay numbers to double at Woodman Point
$720,000 project partly funded by the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme
The Liberal National Government is improving facilities for recreational boating with a doubling of boat trailer parking bays at Woodman Point in Perth's southern suburbs.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said construction of an additional 214 bays would be completed in coming weeks.
"Woodman Point is one of the busiest boating facilities in the metropolitan area, and the State Government wants to make sure families and recreational boaters spend as much time on the water as possible," Mr Marmion said.
"This project will assist with safer manoeuvring of trailers and improved overall operation of the increasingly busy launching facility, with the total number of bays increasing to 400.
"The $720,000 project is partly funded by the State Government's Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, and will result in the informal overflow trailer parking area being sealed, surfaced and line marked."
The Minister said this latest upgrade would create a first class boating precinct for Woodman Point, which currently accommodated more than 500 vessel launches on some days.
"The majority of the work has been undertaken during spring, with completion of the project due in December, which is one of the busiest times for recreational boat use in WA," he said.
During the upgrade, there has been minimal disruption to the normal operation of the facility and users are requested to follow the directions of the onsite traffic controllers.
The Woodman Point facility is managed by the Department of Transport
In 2008, four new launch ramps were built at Woodman Point as part of a $2.9 million construction project
In 2009, a $1.2 million initiative upgraded car and boat trailer parking
A $1.8 million road upgrade was completed at the boat ramp in 2012
Minister's office - 6552 6800