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Metro and regional ramps upgraded

6 May 2013

Boating facilities at St Kilda, O’Sullivan Beach and Anxious Bay will be upgraded in the coming months.

Funding from the facilities levy will be used by the department and councils to improve safety and facilities at popular metropolitan and regional boating hotspots.

The funding and improvements (based on recommendations from the SA Boating Facility Advisory Committee SABFAC) comprise:

Anxious Bay, Eyre Peninsula - $180,000

Built in the 1970s and located approximately 10km northwest of Elliston, on Eyre Peninsula. It is an important ramp along the west coast, located between Coffin Bay and Venus Bay. It is used by commercial and recreational boaters and is owned by DPTI.

The boat ramp will be widened and refurbished by the end of May 2013.

O’Sullivan Beach boat ramp - $97,000

-    upgrade the existing (deteriorated) lighting system to meet Australian Standards
-    install 21 new light poles and 29 new LED light fittings to achieve reduced energy costs
-    reduce maintenance costs and energy savings from utilising programmed dimming

Work will be coordinated by the City of Onkaparinga.

St Kilda boat ramp - $31,000 (City of Salisbury):
-    implement a traffic management system with interchangeable directional signage to nominate the direction in which each lane can be used based on demand   
-    extend the ‘fishing prohibited’ area adjacent the ramp
-    improve lighting to address safety and congestion issues
-    install signage and three security cameras to be monitored from the Salisbury Police Station

Work will be coordinated by the City of Salisbury.


video on quickly launching a boat

Web cams for West Beach, Outer Harbor, O’Sullivan Beach, North Haven


anxious bay 

Image: boat ramp at Anxious Bay