Better Boating Program, NSW waterways

Completed: 1998 – present date

Roads and Maritime (formerly NSW Maritime and RTA) is committed to serving the boating community, and for more than ten years has delivered improved boating facilities state-wide under a grants initiative now titled the Better Boating Program. This program which started in 1998 has provided more than $35 million in grants to more than 600 boating facility projects across NSW.

From small works such as upgraded dinghy storage racks to large boat launching facilities with dual access ramps, pontoons and car trailer parking, Roads and Maritime Services is working with partners including councils to fund dozens of projects every year.

This work directly benefits boating groups with the delivery of safer and more convenient access to our wonderful waterways. Those benefits also flow on to local communities and businesses.

The aim of the Better Boating Program is to provide waterways infrastructure for the boating community and improve public access to waterways. Benefits include better access for people with disabilities, safer public wharves, which may be used in conjunction with ferries, and opportunities to encourage and promote maritime precinct developments.

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