Jirramba Wharf Upgrade Completed

28 April 2014

Residents are advised work to upgrade the Jirramba wharf head at Saratoga is now complete.

“The NSW Government provided $115,000 towards the project under the Better Boating Program (BBP),” Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP said.

“Work included replacing the existing wharf head and low level landing with a new pontoon and gangway.

“The upgraded pontoon will ensure easier access to the wharf particularly for the elderly and disabled members of the local maritime community”.

“Grant funding was awarded through the Better Boating Program (BBP) in 2012 with work starting in December last year. The project took four months to complete.

“The upgrade provides improved access and berthing for recreational vessels, ferry and charter vessels, providing deeper water to keep vessels away from the protected sea grass beds, extending the wharf life with reduced upkeep and maintenance costs,” Mr Williams said.

The BBP provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities in NSW.

In the 2013-14 financial year more than $5.4 million in BBP grants were awarded by Roads and Maritime Services to local councils and boating groups state-wide for new and improved boating facility projects including public wharves and jetties, boat ramps and car/trailer parking, sewage pump-out facilities and dinghy storage.

Roads and Maritime uses revenue raised from registration and licence fees to fund the grants program. This initiative is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW.

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