Better access to Forster Harbour with first stage of boat ramp
16 May 2016
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that access to Forster Harbour will soon be improved with the first stage of upgrade work scheduled to start late this month to improve the Forster Harbour Boat Ramp Facility.
Mr Bromhead said the NSW Government provided $180,000 in funding to Mid-Coast Council through the NSW Boating Now program to install a pontoon at the boat ramp and upgrade car-trailer parking.
“A new pontoon will be installed to improve launch and retrieval of vessels and provide safer boating access,” Mr Bromhead said.
“The second stage of work will involve expanding, realigning and resurfacing the existing car park to improve the flow of boat ramp traffic and allow for easier car-trailer parking.
“The entire project is expected to cost around $234,000 and the first stage is scheduled to be completed by the end of August this year.”
Mr Bromhead said the NSW Government has provided $37.5 million from NSW Boating Now to support delivery of the 192 Priority Regional Projects identified in the 11 Regional Boating Plans.
“An additional $10 million has also been set aside for major projects, $5 million for boat trailer parking initiatives and another $10 million for the delivery of second round projects in the last two years of this program.
“NSW Boating Now aims to further enhance the boating experience by improving the capacity and amenity of boating infrastructure on NSW waterways.
“Priority regional projects were identified following consultation with councils, local sports clubs and organisations as well as every day boaters. These projects include upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, car parks and sewage pump out facilities.”
For more information about NSW Boating Now or the Better Boating program visit the Roads and Maritime website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now/ or Transport for NSW at http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/
Media: For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373
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