THE Wellington Point northern boat ramp rebuild will be a safety boost for local boaties, the Transport Department says.
Reconstruction of the north ramp will start in late July and is set to reopen two lanes, improving safety during strong south-east winds and launching and retrieval capability during mid to high tides.
Division 1 councillor Wendy Boglary welcomed the news, saying the work would improve utility for boaties at the Wellington Point reserve.
"Certain winds make the middle boat ramp not user-friendly, so by doing up the northern boat ramp, it will give (boaties) another ramp to use when the south-easterlies are blowing," she said.
The work will be finished by the end of October, weather permitting.
Standard construction hours will be from 6am to 5pm, Sunday to Friday.
Boaties will not be able to use the north ramp during the work.
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Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson said he welcomed the news.
"Wellington Point is a popular spot for all types of marine activity, as well as for day trippers and family outings," he said.
"It will be great to see the completed works fully functional and in use later in the year."
TMR would continue to review the site for three months after work was finished to assess the reconstructed ramp for longevity and quality.
"In some cases, TMR may need to request further work at the location to rectify any defects," the department said in a statement.
Cr Boglary said she was grateful to the state government for the upgrades.
She was also exploring possible dredging works with the Transport Department.
"We've got a really passionate boating community down here," she said.
"At low tide, you can't get to the boat ramp so that's another issue that we have to deal with. I am having ongoing discussions about dredging, so that could be in the pipeline."
Residents reported a hooning problem had eased , Cr Boglary said.
"People have mentioned to me that there's a remarkable difference," she said.
"A couple of times when things have happened, we've given those times to the police, so they can access footage and look into it."