Burdekin Shire Council is calling for urgent community input via a short survey on the region’s boat ramps to will help guide the Shire’s priority works list.
Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the Department of Transport and Main Roads would meet with the Council next month to discuss upgrade or maintenance priorities at the shire boat ramps over the coming five years.
“The State Government is responsible for the actual ramps, and Council is responsible for associated car parking, lighting and the maintenance of the access roads,” she said.
“Council is also responsible for washing down and de-siltation of the ramp surface.
“The Department of Transport and Main Roads have engaged a consultant to conduct a statewide study of recreational boating facilities and gauge the future demand for these facilities.
“A similar study by the Department in 2011 focused on boating facilities regionally, whereas the 2016 study will focus on individual council areas.
“It is important that our recreational boat users take the time to fill in this survey as it will help Council build a list of priorities that we can then supply to the consultant.
“We have placed a survey on Council’s website and our social media sites and I would encourage people to fill it out and share it around.
“It’s only a short survey, but will give us some idea of what our community considers are the priorities for these ramps.
“We only have a limited time for people to take part, so the more responses we get the better.”
Council’s survey will be open until August 10 and is now available at www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or BurdekinSC on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.