Kingston boat ramp update

Kingston District Council has provided an update on the Kingston boat ramp situation.

“Despite all best efforts at Maria Creek over the past 7 weeks, it has become clear that excavation and dredging is unmanageable due to the continuing influx of seagrass and the significant movement of sand from the South.

“As a result of the unmanageable conditions, Council has temporarily ceased all dredging and excavation works and has engaged an engineering consultant to attend Kingston as soon as possible to assess the situation. The consultant will conduct an overall assessment of the site and provide a series of options for Council’s consideration. Once Council has carefully considered all options, further communication to the community will be provided.

“Please take a moment to review attached photos and take note of the seagrass still present and the enormous change to the beach on the Southern side.”