NSW 'Boating Now' delivering in Oxley and $17 million more opportunities to come
Friday June 23, 2017
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight and Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey, today announced the completion of three NSW Boating Now projects valued at $220,000.
Macksville, Nambucca Heads and South West Rocks were part of the 192 projects, which secured a share of $37.5 million funding in the program’s first round of Boating Now to deliver accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure.
Mrs Pavey said applications are now open for round two of the NSW Boating program, which is set to commit $17 million to improve boating facilities across NSW.
“We’re thrilled to put out a call for applications for the next round of the program, aimed at delivering accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure where it’s needed most,” she said.
“We know Australians love spending time outdoors and on the waterways, which is why the Boating Now Program has been such a great success,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Here in Macksville, improvements were made at River Street Reserve with a new pontoon, upgrading the timber jetty and creating a beach area.
“More than $110,000 was provided to improve Stuart Island boat ramp at Nambucca Heads, upgrade parking as well as install a jetty and picnic shelters.
A further $50,000 was invested at Mattys Flat to install guide posts, improve the edges of the boat ramp and install solar lights to improve visibility.
Councils, community groups and the boating industry are invited to submit applications under the next round of Boating Now.
To find out more www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow
Applications close on 20 August 2017.