Boating development study for North Arm Cove

4 February 2016

The winning tenderer is expected to be announced shortly for a study to investigate opportunities for boating facilities at North Arm Cove at Port Stephens.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said “The NSW Government allocated $30,000 through the NSW Boating Now program to identify and prioritise options for a boat ramp and jetty at North Arm Cove for the local community and visitors of Port Stephens to enjoy.”

“With the beautiful waterways in and around North Arm Cove and increasing popularity in boating, the study will assess how access to the water can be improved for all boaters,” Mr MacDonald said.

Great Lakes Council will also provide $20,000 towards the project.

“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,” Mr MacDonald said.

“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 visit the Roads and Maritime website at or Transport for NSW at

Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 02 9230 2393

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