WATTLE Range Council has allocated an additional $40,000 from this financial year’s budget for a one-off dig to remove sand at the Beachport Boat Ramp.
Councillors voted in support of the budget variation which will be used to excavate a sand bar across the mouth of the boat ramp.
Since February 5, the facility has been non-operational during times of low tide to combat potential damage to boats from the build up.
In supporting the motion, Kintore Councillor Peter Dunnicliff referenced the flurry of letters of support for the boat ramp from locals and visitors.
“I think the amount of letters that have come