The boat ramp near the Maclean Court House has been closed to allow for works on the Maclean Riverside Precinct development to be done safely and efficiently.
Clarence Valley Council works and civil director, Troy Anderson, said council staff and contractors had attempted to get the work done with only brief closures to the boat ramp, but found it unworkable.
“We will open the ramp on weekends when it gets most use, but need to close it through the week while there is heavy machinery on site,” he said.
“We have to eliminate any potential conflict between machinery, construction traffic and the public.
“The safety of workers and the public is paramount and the closure will also allow the work to be undertaken more efficiently.
“Alternative boat ramps are available on the Lawrence/Maclean Road on Woodford Island and on the Yamba Road near the Harwood Bridge.”
Mr Anderson said work to be undertaken during the boat ramp closure included the laying of large sandstone blocks, concrete pours and the installation of a suspended concrete slab.
“Council apologises for any inconvenience, but hope the community recognises what a great asset to the Maclean area this will be once work is completed,” he said.
It is expected the work will take another two weeks.