Council is undertaking scheduled maintenance works on the Bribie Gardens Navigation Lock and Weir. To facilitate these works, the lock gates and lock bay will be closed from 7:00 AM Thursday 18 July 2019, for a period of approximately 6-8 weeks.
The lock will not be available for use during the closure period and vessels cannot enter or exit the lake via the navigation lock. Residents should therefore make alternative arrangements to relocate their boats if they wish to use them during the shutdown period.
The planned scope of maintenance work includes:
- Draining and cleaning of the lock bay
- Concrete repairs to lock bay and weir
- Removal of lock gates for cleaning, grit blasting and re-coating
- Replacement of fenders
- Mechanical and electrical works
The scope and duration of work may vary slightly, Council will keep residents advised of any significant changes to the project, subscribe to project updates to keep up to date. As works near completion, Council will advise residents of a definitive date for re-opening of the lock.
Access to the Bribie Gardens canal estate boat ramp (located at the corner of Phoenix Avenue and Allamanda Drive) will not be affected by the works and can still be used during the lock shutdown for launching and retrieval of vessels.
Council would like to thank residents in advance for their understanding whilst these maintenance works are completed.