Single lane at Sugar Loaf boat ramp reopens 12 May 2012 A single lane on the main Sugar Loaf Boat ramp has been reopened to the public. Users are urged to use the lane and to keep vehicles within the painted margins. The main Sugar Loaf Boat ramp has been reopened after engineers deemed the centre of the ramp safe for users. The edges of the boat ramp have been cordoned off because they are not well supported by bedrock underneath. The second boat ramp at Sugar Loaf is also open and has been unaffected by the issues at the main ramp. "Our concrete engineer drilled holes into the concrete and found that the centre of the ramp is well supported by hard ground underneath, however a large section of one edge and a narrower section of the other edge were not supported by hard ground at all" said Communications Manager Benjamin Day. "Over the years, tides, waves and prop wash have eroded away the ground underneath the edges, leaving them unsupported and unsafe for vehicles". Boats can still moor on the sides of the ramp and people can still enter and exit boats from these locations. The cordoned off areas are not strong enough to support vehicles. Council staff are working on options to repair the boat ramp, but it is likely the ramp won't be fully operational for at least 2 - 3 months. The Sugar Loaf wharf remains operational. For more information please contact Francois Pienaar The areas in red are the unsafe zones that cannot support vehicles and cannot be used by the public. The Council has cordoned off these areas with rocks and signs.