Leeuwin Ramp changes

I was frankly disgusted when retrieving my boat at the Leeuwin boat ramp a couple of days ago to find the taps that allow boat wash down have been shut off. Considering the charges for parking over 4 hours have increased by over 30% over the last year (to $16) - what justification has the council got for these changes?

Facilities here are already poor when comparing to other ramp that service the ocean - what do the council do with all the revenue they get from this place? (I know, general revenue but they do need to run this facility).


I'm writing to the council, perhaps if they get enough complaints....

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When is to much to much ?

Thu, 2019-05-16 09:31

That is bull#^%*!!

Gunner need Wallet Whizzed.



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East Fremantle guard dog.

Thu, 2019-05-16 10:47

 Dont forget that the Leewin ramp is patrolled by the most overzealous parking enforcer in Perth.

 Used to live in East Freo so have lots of personnel experiences there, but have never or never will use that ramp cos i dont wont to give 

 anyone the plesure of booking me.

 The issue of ramp cost is a ongoing issue which has been challenged before only to fall on deaf ears.



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The cost is bullshit...the

Thu, 2019-05-16 12:16

The cost is bullshit...the ramp angle is bullshit also.

I never use the water at boat ramps....boat is located near my neighbors front lounge room so happy to run it at home.

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 I remember a similar thread

Thu, 2019-05-16 13:26

 I remember a similar thread a while back regarding ocean reef ramp fees. I was gobsmacked to hear just how many people on this forum were actually thrilled to be paying ramp fees, going to great extents to justify the reasoning. Lets hope this thread doesn't end up as long.

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 Dont get me started on this

Thu, 2019-05-16 15:15

 Dont get me started on this ramp............

- Parking fee is over the top

- The Ranger is a nightmare

- Carpark is to small & fills up very early when good weather 

- Swell from passing boats and current can make it fun when launching/retrieving

They need a better solution for the Freo area.


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It’s the best ramp ever for

Thu, 2019-05-16 16:22

It’s the best ramp ever for seeing ramp rage or at least it use to be!


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 Use point Walters new ramp,

Thu, 2019-05-16 17:43

 Use point Walters new ramp, looks good. Dont think prices have gone up since. Just alittle further to travel to ocean

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 Sounds like every ramp in

Fri, 2019-05-17 12:15

 Sounds like every ramp in Victoria.


I thought we would've learnt from their mistakes. 

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I stopped using Leewin when I

Sun, 2019-05-19 19:17

I stopped using Leewin when I realised Woodies is the same travelling time from NoR. The water pressure there was so crap I didn't even bother washing down anyway


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Mon, 2019-05-20 14:07

Its a bloody joke to be honest.... increase fees and now take away the water for the wash down!? 

Please explain!?  

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 At least you have., or had a

Sat, 2019-05-25 10:03

 At least you have., or had a wash down .Down here in bunno we've got a light , that's it.


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Try Broome. Don’t even get a

Sat, 2019-05-25 10:35

Try Broome. Don’t even get a ramp.  


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Sat, 2019-05-25 11:30

 Or Carnarvon, new 2 million dollar ramp and huge carpark but a bloody great shallow sandbar to stop you getting out of the Fascine 

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Bunno. Bunbury? Doesn’t the

Sat, 2019-05-25 20:37

Bunno. Bunbury? Doesn’t the ramp at the powerboat club have good ramps, wash down and parking all at no cost?