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Plan underway for Yorkey’s Knob upgrade

by Minister for Transport Main Roads, Scott Emerson on 9 May 2013
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Boaties will have another reason to enjoy the beautiful waterways of Cairns with planning now underway for the Yorkey’s Knob boat ramp upgrade.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Member for Barron River Michael Trout today inspected the site where works are scheduled for 2014.

'This project is part of the Newman Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund election commitment, delivering recreational boating and fishing facilities around Queensland,' Mr Emerson said.

'The upgrade includes resurfacing and lengthening the boat ramp, building a new floating walkway, along with the replacement and reconfiguration of the existing pontoon.

'While a preliminary concept plan has been developed we will work with council over coming months to further develop and refine the proposed design.'

Mr Trout said cooperation with council would ensure the proposed recreational boating facilities coordinated with council’s master planning for Yorkey’s Knob.

'An upgrade to Yorkey’s Knob boating facilities will not only improve recreational boating infrastructure but help boost tourism in the Cairns area,' he said.

'It’s a hot spot for recreational boaties and tourists in this area and for too long we have had to put up with ageing facilities.

'Unlike the previous Labor government, we will keep to our election commitment of delivering this much needed upgrade to better cater for the needs of our region.

'An upgraded Yorkey’s Knob recreational boating facility is vital for the state’s tourism and our rapidly growing area and fits well with the government’s four economic pillars.'
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