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West Beach Boat Ramp Upgrade

About the project

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is delivering local recreational boating and fishing access through the upgrade of the West Beach Boat Ramp.

This upgrade is funded by the South Australian Government and is part of a $20 million package to upgrade jetties, boat ramps and facilities across the State.

The upgrade works will include:

  • replacement of the concrete slabs;
  • extension of the boat ramp into deeper water;
  • modification to the inner northern breakwater; and,
  • minor maintenance and remediation works on steel piles.

While the Department is undertaking the ramp upgrade works, the pontoon infrastructure will also be repaired and restored.

To ensure the safety of the public, the boat ramp was closed on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, and will re-open in December 2021.

Local emergency sea rescue organisations will continue to operate throughout the construction period.

The Department for Environment and Water is also continuing their work at West Beach to replenish sand on the beach and build a sand pipeline to provide a long term solution to beach erosion.

Further information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the project fact sheet.


What’s next?

The boat ramp has been closed to the public and construction commenced Tuesday, 21 September 2021. The boat ramp facility will be re-open in late December.

The majority of the works will be undertaken Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 6pm.

Further information

To find out more about the project or register for future updates, please contact the project team at the following:

For further information about the sand management works by DEW visit: