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New pontoon buoys the spirits of water users alike

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New pontoon buoys the spirits of water users alike

Coast guard, fishing and boating enthusiasts are set to benefit from a new public pontoon.

The well-used Maloja Pontoon at Tripcony Lane, Caloundra, has been replaced. Coast Guard Caloundra Flotilla Commander QF4 Roger Pearce says the new pontoon and walkways will be safer to negotiate.

“We are 100 per cent supportive of the new pontoon as the new design will alleviate many issues that had developed over the past years,” Mr Pearce says.

“In the end, the old pontoon became more waterlogged and was no longer fit for purpose.

“Our Coast Guard walkway has also been modified to bridge the two pontoons for easier access.”

The upgrade was thanks to Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with the state government and a federal government Fishing Infrastructure Grant.

Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg is thanking the Caloundra community for its patience during the reconstruction works.

“I’m sure this new Maloja Pontoon will continue to be a popular spot for our community, boaties, water users and fishing enthusiasts well into the future,” Cr Landsberg says.

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