Call for better boat access
Dunsborough resident Peter Kalbfell is campaigning for changes to make boating in Dunsborough easier.
Mr Kalbfell started a petition to remove the last section of hand rail on the northern side of the Old Dunsborough Jetty and install six rubber fenders so boat users can use both sides of the jetty.
The petition was placed in Outdoor Sportz in Dunsborough and quickly gained the support of over 154 boaties. City of Busselton councillors voted unanimously to receive the petition at last Wednesday night’s council meeting.
The JetAdventures director said boating facilities in the tourist hotspot were severely lacking.
“It will allow another spot to open up and boats will be able to tie up to both sides minimising wait times,” he said.
“Dunsborough only has the two launching facilities, Old Dunsborough and Quindalup, during winter the sand build up at Quindalup makes it unusable unless you have a tractor or a really good four-wheel-drive.”
During summer both boat launching locations are overcrowded with a lack of tie-up spots causing delays of more than 30 minutes.
“We need decent facilities where people want to do their boating,” he said.
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