Following the re-opening of the boat ramp at Deep Water Point last month, the eastern boat ramp at Point Walter is now closed with important upgrade works underway thanks to funding from the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) and the City of Melville.
A secondary western ramp at Point Walter, which has had very little use in recent years, will be closed permanently from Friday, 21 December 2018 due to safety concerns with the degrading ramp and uneven surfaces.
The new Point Walter boat ramp is scheduled to re-open at the end of February 2019, and will feature two lanes - one for launching one for retrieval, and a finger jetty to allow for up to six boats to be berthed at any one time.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the upgrade will deliver a first-class boat ramp at Point Walter, giving the boating community a significantly improved boat launching facility in terms of function and safety.
“We are aware there is always a high demand along the river for boating facilities and we do ask the boating community to please be patient while the ramp is closed and the upgrade underway,” Mayor Aubrey said.
Alternative boat ramp facilities can be located on the Department of Transport website at www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/metropolitan-boat-ramps.asp
The Deep Water Point and Point Walter works are funded by a $1.4million grant from the Department of Transport’s Recreational Facilities Boating Facilities Scheme and a $470,000 contribution from the City of Melville.
For more information regadring the project details visit www.melvillecity.com.au/works or call 9364 0666 | 1300 635 845.