Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP is pleased to announce Yorke Peninsula Council is to receive $330,000 from the State Government’s SA Boating Facilities Fund for essential modifications to the Black Point Boat Ramp facility to prevent ongoing beach erosion at the site.
“This valuable funding will be used to lower the ramp and remove portions of the groyne in order to prevent further erosion of the beach that has been occurring since 2014, necessitating expensive sand replenishment works.
“After numerous meetings with Black Point Progress Association members and liaison with Yorke Peninsula Council – which included a visit by the Minister for Environment David Speirs last May to see the erosion damage first hand -- this is a welcome announcement for the Black Point and Yorke Peninsula community, and for tourism in the region generally.
“It has been alarming to see the beach damage occurring and I commend all Black Point Progress Association members, led by chairman Bill Gill and Dr John Gray, for their ongoing co-operation in working towards a solution with DPTI and YP Council.
“This funding will help protect the Black Point beach from further environmental damage and eliminate existing safety issues for all who use this popular boat launch facility”, Mr Ellis said.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll MP said the Marshall Liberal Government is unlocking more money to help upgrade boat ramps across South Australia, particularly in our regions.
“Boat ramps are enjoyed by the local community but importantly, are also a great tourism attraction to bring more visitors to the region which support local businesses and jobs.”