On 29th November 2013 at the Mission Beach Resort, Aurecon gave a presentation to invited stakeholders outlining the process to decide the designs for the 'Safe boating infrastructure Project' at Clump Point.
Of the 20 options considered in the Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) a rock wall island breakwater at the head of the jetty and an upgrade of the existing Clump Point boat ramp (left) were promoted as the best solutions to their brief in the Invitation to Offer (ITO)
The following is the considered response to Aurecon's recommendations by the Cassowary Coast Alliance (CCA)
CCA supports the decision to provide facilities for berthing only, with no mooring of marine vessels, and choosing the low key option to provide safer boating at the boat ramp.
CCA does not support the addition of a rock wall breakwater in an attempt to provide calm water at the jetty.
By Margaret Moorhouse, Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook
The Cassowary Coast Alliance (CCA) is a collaborative hub for entities and individuals who
are actively seeking good quality and long term public interest outcomes for the world
heritage listed Cassowary Coast in Far North Queensland.