Last Wednesday Jennifer
Mudge and Chris Price from Parks did a foreshore walk with Hans Sipsma,
David Pittaway, Richard Forster and others to look at the options for
pontoon deployment proposed by the LBT. The following key points
were generally supportive, seeing the foreshore, particularly between
the downstream marina jetty and the evaporator sheds, as a ‘natural’
There is no immediate issue with driving poles to secure pontoons.
The access to the proposed site next to the evaporators is adequate.
LBT should proceed with the proposal to take over the license for the
land just downstream from the their shed in order to gain better access
to the water there. That would enhance the prospects of putting a
pontoon near to the existing sand boat ramp.
are not concerned and do not need to be consulted if the LBT ties off
pontoons on the existing Wooden Boat Centre wharves, unless they require
substantial permanent anchors.
would be concerned if the LBT dug into the bank immediately outside the
shed to put a pontoon there. The issues are both the disturbance to
the bank and the close proximity of the marina jetties.
The LBT should finalise its plans and submit them as soon as possible.
Parks represent the Crown, so once they give approval next stop is the council.
For more discussion about this topic see the slideshow at http://bit.ly/2edzpiR