CORINELLA residents could see major works begin at the local boat ramp as soon as next year if the Corinella Foreshore Committee of Management is successful in grant applications.
Works on cutting back a corner at the bottom of Peters Street are nearly completed and it’s expected the moving of light poles and a bin will be done this month.
It will give drivers a wider tarmac area for boat rigging and derigging, and cars with trailers exiting the area will no longer need to swing out across the path of entering traffic.
Corinella Foreshore Committee of Management secretary Barbara Oates said the extra derigging lane will be ready for use this summer.
“It’s nearly there and the extra lane will give people much more room,” she said.
“The revegetation is nearly completed and we’re applying for funds later this year to begin the major works.”
The committee will meet with the community in September for a final rundown on the plans to upgrade the jetty.
“We keep asking everyone what they think because there’s nothing worse than someone saying they didn’t know about it.”
Once funding for the project is secured, the committee will have a rough idea on when the project will be completed.
For more information on the upgrade, go to www.corinellaforeshore.com.au or search for the ‘Corinella Foreshore Committee of Management’ on Facebook.
Father and son win angling championship
CORINELLA Boating and Angling Club held its annual general meeting and presentation night on Saturday, July 29 and announced its club champions for the 2016-2017 season.
Brian Kelson won the Junior Champion trophy and his father Rob Kelson took out the overall Club Champion award.
The father and son duo are both keen anglers and this is thought to be the first time a father and son have taken out the championships in the same year.
Other award winners included Brian Ellis (biggest Flathead), Kane Ricketts (largest Snapper and Squid), Rob Kelson (Whiting), Gordon Forrester (Gummy shark) and Laurie Hartley (Trevally).
A new committee also came on board during the AGM and would like to thank the outgoing committee for their work and dedication to the club over the previous year.
The new committee is planning an active social and fishing calendar.
New member enquiries are welcome, contact secretary Allan Willoughby on 0419 601 500 or check the club’s website for more information www.corinellafishing.com.au