Burnum Burnum Sanctuary - Boat Ramp Upgrade

Upgrade of the existing boat ramp providing access to the Woronora River. This work includes provision of a new boat ramp, floating pontoon, and refurbishment of the wetland.

Works start date: Apr 2017

Works end date: Nov 2017

Documents / Plans: Site-Signage - Wetlands Upgrade.pdf
Site-Signage - Boat Ramp and Pontoon.pdf

Works location: River Road, Woronora (access to Reserve via the low level Woronora Bridge) View on map

Reason for works

Boat Ramp, Pontoon

  • Improve access and facilities  to the river for waterway users,
  • Improve safety for users when launching water craft,
  • Improve access for disabled users,
  • Achieve a design life of 50 years.


  • Plans for the carpark upgrade have been deferred.
  • Transition the new boat ramp to the existing carpark levels.


  • Optimise water quality performance of  the wetland,
  • Implement the Plan of Management for the wetland.

Scope of works

Wetland Upgrade

  • De-silt the wetland ponds
  • Planting of wetlands ponds
  • Construct new trash-rack at outlet
  • Install new floating boom under existing pedestrian bridge
  • Construct a floating reed island

Boating Facilities

  • Pre-fabricate the concrete boat ramp components
  • Demolish existing boat ramp
  • Reconstruct new ramp
  • Provide access ramp to the beach area
  • Install new floating pontoon
  • Site reinstatement

Project schedule

The expected delivery milestones are:

  • Community consultation - Complete
  • Design – Complete
  • Procurement – Complete
  • Site establishment – Complete
  • Wetland construction – Aug/Sep/Oct 2017 – Complete
  • Boat ramp /On-ramp pontoon construction – Complete
  • Foreshore works – Oct/Nov 2017 - Complete
  • Boat ramp access – Nov 2017 - Complete
  • Practical completion – Late Nov 2017


This project is jointly funded by RMS under their 'Boating Now' program, Sutherland Shire Council and SUEZ.

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