Recreational fishing receives infrastructure boost
Key milestones have been reached in four projects that will improve the recreational fishing experience for local fishers and tourists.
The first half of July has seen the Northern Territory Government:
- a tender for a scoping study to design artificial reefs and fish attraction devices (FADs)
- a tender to upgrade the Middle Arm boat ramp carpark to provide 25 sealed vehicle and trailer bays
- a tender to construct a block of three unisex, semi-automated toilets within the Dinah Beach boat ramp carpark
- a new closed circuit television (CCTV) system to monitor the Dinah Beach boat ramp carpark, increasing security.
The projects are part of the Northern Territory Government’s $50 million investment in fishing infrastructure being implemented over the next five years that’s improving safety and amenities at popular fishing locations and supporting jobs for Territorians.
Work on Middle Arm boat ramp is scheduled to commence on Thursday 20 July and the carpark will be closed for the duration of the upgrade, expected to be completed by the end of September. Alternative boat ramps are located at:
- South Port Boat Ramp (above 3 m access)
- Channel Island Boat Ramp (most tide access)
- Palmerston Ramp (most tide access) The latest information about access will be posted on the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Facebook page as it becomes available.