On 6 September SBPC representatives met with senior Government staff to view the preliminary plans completed by Hyder Consultants for a boat ramp at the existing site, and to provide feedback. There had been a genuine effort to keep the design to the minimum required for an acceptable launching facility, and within the existing footprint. There is no breakwall and no road along the beach. Issues raised by SBPC regarding the plan were noted. The final design will now be drawn up, and then compared with Option 3b using the criteria of safety, costs and environmental impacts. It is anticipated that this work will be completed in October 2011.