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Port Kennedy Boat Ramp upgrade on the cards

One of Rockingham’s busiest boat ramps could have its capacity doubled as part of a new proposal to boost ocean access to Warnbo Sound. 

The City of Rockingham is examining whether two more ramps are needed at the Port Kennedy Boat Launching Facility. 

The local government has purposed three new concept designs and is asking boat users to share their thoughts via an online survey.  

City of Rockingham mayor Barry Sammels said the launching facility, located at the western end of Port Kennedy Drive, is one of the City’s busiest boat ramps.

“The City is currently exploring the options for potential future improvements at the site,” mayor Sammels said. 

“The City is focused on ensuring that the facility can continue to meet the needs of the community in future, which is why we are keen for boat ramp users to share their thoughts with us in the Port Kennedy Boat Ramp Duplication Survey.”

Two of the existing concrete boat ramps are fully operational launching and retrieval lanes which include a centralised holding jetty. 

The car park at the boat ramp has capacity for 26 standard bays, with two allocated for accessible parking, and 81 boat trailer parking bays, with associated service lanes for rigging trailered vessels. 

The survey is open until July 24 and can be accessed here

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