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The demolition of the Picnic Point boat shed and jetty has been
Council Administrator, Richard Colley, said a closer analysis of the
underground fuel tanks could now be undertaken.
“A preliminary assessment was carried out by independent
environmental experts in September,” Mr Colley said.
“They found the tanks needed to be removed due to their age.
However, for this to occur, the shed and jetty needed to be demolished.”
Council realises the importance of the boat ramp during the Summer
period, and for this reason has kept the boat ramp open for use.
“Part of the ramp will also need to be removed to complete the
environmental remediation work required, but we will wait until the end of
“We know this park is an important public asset and is used heavily by
residents and visitors, so we will make sure that Council engages with
the community prior to any future changes.”
Council was left with the expensive task of remediation after the boat
shed operator vacated the site stating he was unable to fulfill his
obligations under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 for decommissioning his fuel tanks.
6/02/2017 1:48 PM