Repairs for boat ramp at Apex Park, Narooma

NEW DESIGN: The design for the new Apex Park boat ramp installed in 2015 showing the upgrade to the existing jetty and the new 24m pontoon that sticks out of the widened ramp area.

NEW DESIGN: The design for the new Apex Park boat ramp installed in 2015 showing the upgrade to the existing jetty and the new 24m pontoon that sticks out of the widened ramp area.

The boat ramp at Narooma’s Apex Park will be closed for up to four days next week when the Eurobodalla Council gets to work repairing a broken slab at the base of the ramp.  

The repairs follow a comprehensive consultation with the Marine Parks Authority to obtain a permit for the work.

The council’s work will see large rocks and geotechnical fabric installed around the base of the ramp to protect nearby sea grass beds from turbulence created by boat propellers.

The council is encouraging boaters to use boat ramps at Mill Bay, Narooma Bridge or at Wagonga Inlet while the work is underway. 

Where practical, the council will keep one side of the ramp open outside of the 7am to 3pm construction hours. Signs will be in place.

Work will start Tuesday morning. On Friday, the council will be working around the pontoon and the ramp will be probably be open depending on construction activity but boaters should just keep an eye on signs that day, according to a spokesperson. 

The pontoon will remain open for the duration of the work.

The boat ramp at Apex Park on the northern bank of Wagonga Inlet was upgraded in 2015.

The design of the upgraded ramp has not been without controversy with the Narooma Port Committee disappointed that certain jetty modifications were rejected because of “seagrass shading”.

A group of Victorians meanwhile last year had difficulty while launching their 14ft fishing boat at the new Apex Park boat ramp.