AFTER being shut to the public last weekend due to needing emergency repairs, the Warrnambool boat ramp is now open.
The launching facility was shut by the city council after it was discovered a metal cover plate between the concrete abutment and the concrete boat ramp decking has become loose.
The plate had been removed, leaving a gap which presented an injury risk, the council said last Friday when it was closed for use.
The plate had been damaged beyond repair.
A Warrnambool City Council spokesman advised The Standard the emergency works had now been completed, and the ramp was open for use.