Stanage Bay Boat Ramp & Floating Walkway

About the project

The project was part of a $30 million Government commitment to Marine Infrastructure. Stanage Bay is the gateway to some of the Capricorn Coast’s most sought after fishing locations. The project will deliver better facilities for anglers and is likely to generate an economic boost for the local area.


Stanage Bay, Queensland

Client & Duration

February 2019 — October 2019

Project Scope

  • Construction of breakwater to provide greater protection from the elements
  • Sorting, loading and transporting rock from a nearby quarry
  • Construction of a two-lane boat ramp
  • Installation of a new 2.5m wide floating walkway and berthing piles


  • The ramp had to remain partially open during construction to maintain public access
  • Managing working times with the tides, as work couldn’t be completed during high tide
  • Logistics and transportation of materials was challenging as the site was 3 hours from Rockhampton with 100km of gravel road
  • Significant environmental considerations had to be made including cultural heritage, flora and fauna, soil, tidal works and marine plant disturbance


  • Worked closely with the client and effectively coordinated tasks to ensure the project was on budget and without delays
  • Ensured minimal disruptions to boat ramp users with only intermittent closures when necessary
  • Notifications were sent out prior to any closures, meeting the requirements of local residents
  • Pensar was able to communicate effectively to ensure the local community and authorities were notified of any important construction works
  • Utilisation of 3D modelling to visualise the ramp and floating walkway to assist in solving design and construction queries

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