Work continues on new boating facilities at Margaret Street boat ramp in Hunters Hill
12 June 2013
Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, today announced that work has started on the stage two upgrade of the Margaret Street boat ramp at Hunters Hill.
“The NSW Government has provided $423,000 under the Better Boating Program (BBP) for work to build a new car and trailer parking facility at the popular Sydney boat ramp.” Mr Roberts said.
“The work will be carried out by Hunters Hill Council and involves building 28 car and trailer parking spaces.
“Work is expected to be completed in early August, weather permitting.
“The NSW Government also contributed $528,000 under the BBP for stage one work which was completed in November last year and included widening the existing boat ramp to two lanes, installing a new pontoon with disabled access, relocating stormwater drainage and modifying the seawall.
“The upgraded boat ramp is one of a few points of entry to Sydney Harbour on the northern side of the Parramatta River, opposite Cockatoo Island.
“BBP provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities across NSW.
“In 2012-13 more than $4.45 million in BBP grants were awarded by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to local councils and boating groups across the state for new and improved boating facility projects.
“In the past five years, RMS has awarded more than $1.6 million in BBP grants in the Lane Cove electorate,” Mr Roberts said.
Further information on the Better Boating Program is available at http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/mpd/infra_grants.html