$28 million to ramp up boating facilities
24 July 2020
New and updated boating infrastructure will be delivered across the state under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program.
Minister for Transport Andrew Constance today announced 69 successful projects have secured grant funding under the NSW Government’s $28 million Boating Now program for projects to improve boating access and safety.
“We are powering on with improving maritime access and safety at facilities right across NSW,” Mr Constance said.
“Through funding partnerships with community groups, local councils and private sector organisations we are fast tracking the planning and delivery of these projects, while also supporting jobs and creating a safer and more enjoyable boating experience.
“This investment builds on the $70 million program in 2015 which has already resulted in significant improvements to the boating experience across NSW.
“$2 million has also been set aside to make sure boating infrastructure can continue to be repaired quickly following damage caused by severe weather events such as storms and bushfires.”
NSW Maritime A/ Executive Director Alex Barrell said the Boating Now Program aims to provide better access to NSW waterways for local and visiting boaters so they can enjoy their time on the water with safety and ease.
“Maritime infrastructure is an essential enabler for recreational boaters, important coastal industries and foreshore experiences for locals and visitors and this funding will improve that infrastructure right across NSW,” Mr Barrell said
Boating Now funding comes from boating licence and registration fees.
The Program is part of the NSW Maritime Infrastructure Plan 2019 - 2024 which sets out the approach to NSW Government investment in maritime infrastructure.
For more information on the program and successful projects go to Boating Now.