Hookup funds lift Boyne jetty hopes
By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE Boyne Tannum Hookup Association could soon have $60,000 put aside toward a $160,000 jetty to be established at Bray Park.
Association spokesman Darryl Branthwaite said the boat ramp at the park was less than adequate for launching vessels, particularly during busy events such as the Boyne Tannum Hookup which was drawing more and more anglers each year.
'We have put $30,000 aside from last year's Hookup and we hope to put a similar amount aside from this year's event in case it's needed,' he said.
Mr Branthwaite said the associa-tion had submitted a proposal for a jetty next to the existing boat ramp to Calliope Shire Council.
He said the council appeared to be interested in the proposal and he expected it would be instrumental in trying to attract government funds for the project.
He said Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham had also agreed to liaise with the Minister for Transport Tony Lucas to progress the project.
Mr Branthwaite said the association had approached jetty construction experts Superior Jetties of the Gold Coast for a quote for a 25-metre jetty near the ramp.
He said the firm returned an estimate of between $140,000 and $150,000.