New pontoon floats the boat for Goondiwindi locals

Works remain on track for the new $240,000 pontoon on the Macintyre River and Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s pleased with progress.

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The work is currently being carried out by Queensland contractor Pacific Pontoon & Pier, with construction scheduled to be completed mid-to-late May, weather permitting.

Goondiwindi Regional Council will partner with the Queensland Government to manage the facility once it’s built.

Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu says the new pontoon “an important asset for the local community”.

“Goondiwindi was recently named Queensland’s Most Liveable Regional Centre, and this new pontoon will only add to the social fabric of the town.”

“It will allow for the berthing of recreational vessels up to five tonnes. The new pontoon will greatly improve access to the Macintyre River and provide Goondiwindi’s recreational boaties with another reason to get out on our beautiful river.”

Goondiwindi Deputy Mayor Rick Kearney says this is a great example of council working with State Government to achieve an outcome that has huge community benefit.

“Over the years we’ve received numerous requests from the public to provide a safer, more efficient boarding point for boaties. The new pontoon is exactly what the town needs.”

The project is funded through the Government’s Marine Infrastructure Fund.