Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

Boat Launching Update

BEACH ACCESS
4 October 2019

  • The team have completed works at beach access points at Johnson Avenue, Thredgold’s, Pinks Beach, Kingston Sailing Club and Cape Jaffa.
  • Significant works have been undertaken at Johnson Avenue, removing hazards below the waterline at the existing concrete ramp (photos below). Please use extreme caution when launching and retrieving vessels at this location.
  • The beach access points are still soft, it is recommended for 4WD vehicles only.

Johnson Ave


CAPE JAFFA MARINA & RECREATIONAL BOAT RAMP
27 September 2019

Dredging at the Cape Jaffa Marina continues and is progressing well, The dredge has been turned around and is now dredging towards the navigation pole within the Marina. The Cape Jaffa Marina will be OPEN to professional and recreational fishers on 1 October 2019.

Dredge


MARIA CREEK BOAT LAUNCHING FACILITY
Over the past 2 years, council has experienced significant and unprecedented sand and seagrass accumulation within Maria Creek, which has required a significant financial commitment to open the channel for recreational fishers.

Council appreciates the importance of Maria Creek recreational boat launching facility to the community, both to recreational boaties and local businesses, however to continue with current short-term solutions is not financially sustainable and council’s focus is now on providing a long-term solution that is financially sustainable.

Unfortunately this means that the facility will be closed for the 2019/20 fishing season.

Recreational fishers will continue to have access to the recreational launching facility at Cape Jaffa.  In recognition of the impact on recreational fishers, council has reduced the annual boat launch permit fee from $120 to $80 for the 2019/2020 year.  Fishers can also choose the option to purchase a daily launch permit for $10. 

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