Lake Liddell boating facilities upgraded

01 July 2014

Lake Liddell boating facilities upgraded

George Souris, M.P., Member for Upper Hunter, is pleased to announce improvements to the boat ramp at Lake Liddell have been completed in time for the boating and bass fishing season, both to start in September.

Mr. Souris said the NSW Government provided $25,350 under the Better Boating Program, matched by funding from the Lake Liddell Recreation Area Trust.

“Repairs were made to the boat ramp and an L shaped extension installed.

“Work was also carried out to improve erosion on the foreshore and new lighting was provided as part of the project.

“Lake Liddell, about 15 kilometres south of Muswellbrook off the New England Highway, covers 1133 hectares and has a storage capacity of 152,000 megalitres.

“It was originally built to provide cooling and water storage for the Liddell Power Station and is now a popular boating and fishing location, particularly well stocked with Australian bass,” Mr. Souris said.

“Better Boating Program provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities in NSW.

“More than $5.4 million in Better Boating Program grants were awarded by Roads and Maritime Services to local councils and boating groups this financial year for new and improved boating facility projects.” 

“Roads and Maritime uses revenue raised from registration and licence fees to fund the grants program to improve public wharves and jetties, boat ramps, car and trailer parking, sewage pump out facilities and dinghy storage,” Mr. Souris concluded.

Contact G Souris: Office (02) 6543 1065; Parliament House (02) 9230 2196; Mobile 0427 241 528

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