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Shelley Beach emergency beach access ramp

2 November, 2018

Planks made from a mixture of recycled wood and plastic have been used to construct the new emergency beach access ramp on Shelly Beach in Hervey Bay.  

“The ramp, between Alexander Street and Crown Street, provides access to the beach for Council staff and emergency services,” Cr Zane O’Keefe said.

“The original concrete ramp which had been there for many years was damaged during the big seas whipped by Tropical Cyclones Oswald, Marcia and Debbie.”

The composite product used in the ramp decking is Australian-made and manufactured from recycled and reclaimed materials.

“Council allocated $6,500 for the recycled plastic decking and local company Kirbro Contracting and won the $77,000 tender for the earthworks and installation,” Cr O’Keefe said.

“If all goes according to plan, weather permitting, the project will be finished on Friday.”