Queensland-based contractor Pacific Pontoon and Pier has won a $1.2 million contract to deliver five new pontoons in western Queensland over the next two months.
Acting Main Roads and Ports Minister Steven Miles said the package of works would include new and upgraded pontoons at Cunnamulla, St George, Dirranbandi, Condamine and Chinchilla.
“The Western Pontoon package will greatly improve access to the local rivers and provide recreational opportunities for boaties and fisherman alike,” he said.
Work is expected to begin this month with pontoons on the Warrego River at Cunnamulla and Balonne River at St George to be replaced.
Pontoons will then be installed at Dirranbandi, Caliguel Lagoons (Condamine) and Chinchilla Weir.
“Each pontoon is worth approximately $240,000 and features a concrete deck and restraining piles,” Mr Miles said.
Mr Miles said works had also recently been completed on a new boat ramp at Dirranbandi, just downstream of where the new pontoon would be installed.