Two boat ramp upgrades for Camden Haven boaters

21 June 2019

Boaters will soon have safer and easier access to Camden Haven Inlet and surrounding waterways, with upgrades to the boat ramps at Laurieton and Dunbogan almost complete.

Leslie Williams MP said the projects, with a total value of more than $1 million, were co-funded by the NSW Government and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

The Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams joined today with Mayor Peta Pinson to inspect the upgraded ramps that are due to open this weekend.

“The boat ramp facility upgrade at Bruce Porter Reserve at Laurieton included the installation of a new two lane boat ramp and pontoon, while the upgrade at Dunbogan Reserve boat ramp at Dunbogan included the installation of a pontoon and river bank protection measures,” Mrs Williams said.

”Parking and trailer access were also improved at the boat ramps as part of the upgrades. These upgrades will ensure boaters have easier access to the boat ramps so they can enjoy their day on the water.”

Mrs Williams said work started in March this year and is due to be completed in late June, with Roads and Maritime Services providing $570,000 towards the projects under the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.

Boating Now is the NSW Government’s $70 million program to support initiatives which improve the boating experience in NSW, including the delivery of recreational boating infrastructure across our waterways,” Mrs Williams said.

“These projects are providing boaters with better and safer access to NSW waterways with upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, car parks and sewage pump-out facilities.”

Mayor Peta Pinson said the upgraded boats ramps are a real win for the local boating community and for visitors.

“We’re thrilled to be able to provide our community with improved boating access in the Camden Haven, adding to the many other wonderful boating facilities we have across the region,” Mayor Pinson said.

“With the increasing popularity in recreational boating, these upgraded ramps will make accessing the water easier and more enjoyable, particularly during long-weekends and busier times.

“Council is proud to continue our close working partnership with the NSW Government, to provide boating infrastructure that our growing community can enjoy.”

Since 2015, under the Boating Now program, Roads and Maritime has committed $1.8 million to maritime infrastructure projects in the Port Macquarie electorate. Projects completed in the electorate to date include:

Westport Park Boat Ramp Upgrade, Improved Disabled Boating Access at McInherney Park and Boat Ramp Upgrade at Harrington Reserve.

Information on maritime infrastructure funding and other projects can be found at NSW Boating Now.

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