Evans Landing Boat Ramp Car Park - Stage 2 Popular
Council: Weipa Town Authority
Fund: Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund
Category: Cultural, Sports and Recreational Infrastructure
Locals, fishing charter operators and tourists will benefit from the upgraded parking facilities that put the finishing touches on the Evans Landing Public Boat Ramp, making it safer and more user-friendly.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
Building our Regions funding has enabled the Weipa Town Authority to direct funds to other important projects, including the upgrade of Andoom Oval.
97% of visitors to Cape York are on holidays and 71% come to fish. This project has the potential to attract fishers and boating enthusiasts for longer stays by improving services.
The town authority expects the new facilities will revitalise the port area and provide additional recreational areas for families and visitors.
More people will be able to enjoy various events including the Weipa Fishing Classic, Billfish Tournament, Ladies Gamefishing Day and Sportsfishing/Billfish Club events. The Fishing Classic is Weipa's largest event and is expected to attract over 2200 participants in 2017, with up to $1 million in increased business opportunities for Weipa.
The boat ramp is used all year round, and can attract up to 200 vessels a day.
This project increases the attractiveness of the town and promotes health and wellbeing by providing a new recreation area for fishers, boaties, visitors and passers-by.
The humeceptor in the wash-down area will prevent stormwater pollution by preventing sediment and petroleum waste products from entering the water.