Dimboola's new pontoon gives better access to river.

BOATING: Contractors completing the installation on the new boating pontoon to provide easy access to the Wimmera River. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

BOATING: Contractors completing the installation on the new boating pontoon to provide easy access to the Wimmera River. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

INSTALLATION of a new boating pontoon has improved Wimmera River access at Dimboola.

Hindmarsh Shire Council mayor Deb Nelson said the new pontoon will provide safer access to the river for recreational boaters. 

A kayak launch has also been installed to the side of the main deck, which will allow users to position their kayak on the partially submerged deck before pushing off in to the river.

They will also benefit from a more secure landing area. 

The pontoon is positioned upstream of the Wimmera St bridge beside the Riverside Holiday Park. 

The project was completed at the end of May and funded by the Victorian Government’s Boating Safety and Facility Program and Hindmarsh Shire Council. 

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