Delivering local boating infrastructure for Ballina boaties

Monday 2 July 2018

Ballina boaties are enjoying three times the access to local waterways as they did this time last year, with a triple treat of local projects completed and another planned to start in the New Year

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport Kevin Anderson and Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today visited the most recently completed project funded by the NSW Government’s $70 million program to improve boating facilities around the state.

Mr Anderson said the NSW Government has invested $375,000 under Round 1 of the Boating Now Program for three projects with a further $500,000 grant through Round 2 of the program for the upgrade of Brunswick Heads boat ramp, with work expected to start next March.

“Work has just finished on the upgrade of the boat ramp facility at Keith Hall, south of Ballina,” Mr Anderson said.

“The NSW Government provided $225,000 towards this project, which involved building a new boat ramp and pontoon and providing some trailer parking for boaties.”

Mr Franklin said an upgrade project was completed in February at the Fishery Creek Boat Ramp where a new pontoon was installed to improve safe access to the existing southern pontoon.

“This $100,000 investment was made possible with funding from the NSW Government of $50,000,” Mr Franklin said.

“In West Ballina, work at the Faulks Reserve Boat Ramp was completed in January for the installation of a new pontoon, making it safer and easier to access the Richmond River, with a total of $100 000 provided by the state government towards the $175,000 project.”

More information about the Boating Now program is available on the Roads and Maritime Services website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow.

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