New pontoons deliver better boating in Coraki

12 October 2018

Boaters and recreational fishers in Coraki are enjoying improved access to the Richmond River with the completion of the Coraki boat ramp pontoon and Coraki jetty pontoon.

Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey joined Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Richmond Valley Council to officially open the two new pontoons at Coraki.

KEY FACTS:

  • The new pontoons at Coraki are a result of the NSW Boating Now program
  • Boating Now is a five-year $70 million program.
  • This is on top of $26 million contribution made so far by local councils and other partners.
  • 265 priority regional projects have identified after consultation with councils, local sports clubs and organisations as well as everyday boaters
  • Projects from the NSW Boating Now include upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, car parks and sewage pump out facilities

Minister Pavey said the $165,000 project was made possible via the NSW Boating Now program with a joint funding partnership between the NSW Government and Richmond Valley Council.

“These new pontoons are a great example of your fees at work. Your fees have gone back into your boating community here in Coraki and you will now reap the benefits of faster and safer vessel launch and retrieval of the Richmond River” Mrs Pavey said.

Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, welcomed the completion of the two waterway facilities, adding the two new pontoons will make boat launching more enjoyable, reduce waiting times, improve safety, and make access to the river easier.

“The Richmond River is a very special part of the world and these upgrades will mean both locals and visitors will be able to safely enjoy our natural asset.”

For more information on the NSW Boating Now Program visit the Roads and Maritime Services NSW Boating Now page.

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