Mar 11, 2019

Cash pledged to upgrade Molongle Creek facilities

Cash pledged to upgrade Molongle Creek facilities Molongle Creek Boat Club members Stephen Betteridge, Joe Linton, Commodore Peter Hawkins and Vice-Commodore Ken Betteridge with George Christensen.

The Federal Government has committed nearly $900,000 towards upgrading facilities at Molongle Creek in North Queensland.

“There’s a lot of work going on at the Molongle Creek boating facility, which services the Cape Upstart community which can only be accessed by sea,” Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said.

“I’m announcing a Morrison Government grant of just under $890,000 to continue the work here, which includes upgrading the Molongle Creek boat channel to provide all-tide access.”

Mr Christensen said the money would also go towards constructing a two-storey multipurpose complex featuring  a manager’s residence, shop, office, café, rescue vessel, water taxi storage and mechanic’s workshop.

“Molongle Creek services the small community at Cape Upstart, and it’s also the jumping off point for local boaties and tourists,” he said.

“There are also safety benefits for boaties in the upgrade at Molongle Creek, because VMR Burdekin brings rescue vessels here by road to reach the popular Cape Upstart boating and fishing region more quickly.”

Mr Christensen said the Molongle Creek announcement was the second big investment in boating facilities in the Dawson electorate.

“I have also announced Building Better Regions funding of $1.35 million for the Mackay Regional Council to advise them on investment in infrastructure and safety upgrades at a number of boat ramps in the Mackay area,” Mr Christensen said.

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