New kayak launch on Barrington River completed

25 July 2013

George Souris MP, Member for Upper Hunter said Hunter Valley kayakers and canoeists now have safer, more convenient access to the Barrington River with a new launching ramp at for passive craft completed at Relfs Road.

Mr Souris said the NSW Government provided $35,000 toward the building of the new ramp under the Better Boating Program (BBP).

“The new facility will improve safe access for the growing number of kayakers and canoeists on the Barrington River.

“The project also involved improving vehicle access and providing additional car and trailer parking at the site,” Mr Souris said.

“BBP provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities across NSW.

“In the 2012-13 financial year, more than $4.93 million in BBP grants were awarded by RMS to local councils and boating groups state-wide for new and improved boating facility projects.

“In the past five years, RMS has awarded $267,684 in BBP grants in the Upper Hunter electorate,” Mr Souris said.

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Contact G Souris: Office (02) 6543 1065; Parliament House (02) 9230 2196; Mobile 0409194345

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