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Francis Street boat ramp and jetty refurbishment

It will soon be all hands on deck when the refurbishment of the popular Francis Street boat ramp and finger jetty gets underway after the school holidays.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Jerry Clune said the works will extend the longevity of the facility located alongside the Esplanade at Town Beach.

“Since the finger jetty was completely rebuilt in 2016, the structure has been exposed to our infamous winds, the salty sea environment and countless boat launches by the nearly 2500 boat owners in the city,” he said.

“This time around it’s the ramps that needs attention, so we’ll be replacing the old worn pre-cast concrete waffle slabs that form the boat ramps and undertaking minor renewals to the jetty structure.

“This critical maintenance is essential and will ensure the community can continue to use the facility for years to come.”

Construction, which is estimated to take five weeks to complete, is scheduled to begin on Monday 15 April 2024.

During construction the boat ramp and the road in front of it will be closed to the public to ensure community safety at all times. Recreational watercraft users are encouraged to use the boat ramps at the Batavia Coast Marina during this time.

The $470,000 project is co-funded by the Department of Transport Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme and the City of Greater Geraldton.