Please select your home edition
Edition
Kiwi Yachting - Lewmar - 1

More than $5m for new and improved boating facilities in NSW

by Minister for Roads and Ports on 17 Dec 2013
Minsiter for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay The Minister of Roads and Ports
Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced more than $5.4 million in grants to councils and
community groups across NSW for new and improved boating facilities.

Minister Gay said the funding allocated under the Better Boating Program (BBP) will support 66 projects in regional NSW as well as five boat ramps and other boating facility upgrade projects in Sydney Harbour.

'The Better Boating Program grants are about planning for the future and making sure the community has safe access to facilities which help them get out and about on our waterways,' Minister Gay said. 'The BBP supports local councils, boating clubs and other agencies to make recreational boating facilities safer, more accessible and able to cater for increased demand.

'The program funding includes revenue raised from boat registrations and licences,' he said.

Minister Gay today made the announcement at Windsor in Western Sydney where the boat ramp jetty at Governor Phillip
Reserve will be upgraded in partnership with Hawkesbury City Council.

Local Members Kevin Conolly (Riverstone) and Bart Bassett (Londonderry) welcomed the $180,000 grant with the Mayor of Hawkesbury Shire Council Kim Ford.

'This is a great boost to the local boating community in what is a very popular boat ramp on the Hawkesbury,' Mr Conolly said.

Also included in the 2013-14 allocation of BBP grants are:
• $130,000 awarded to Clarence Valley Council for a new pontoon and the upgrade of an existing amenities facility at McLachlan Park riverside, Macleay
• $246,075 awarded to Walgett Shire Council for an upgrade of the existing boat ramp, parking area and access road at the Walgett boat ramp
• $550,000 awarded to Wyong Shire Council as additional funding for the replacement of the Norah Head boat ramp. Funding in 2013 / 14 is in addition to BBP funding of $620,000 previously awarded to council for the project.
• $202,475 awarded to Liverpool City Council for additional work in the upgrade of the boat ramp facility at Davy Robinson Reserve, Moorebank. ?
• $245,000 awarded to Bega Valley Shire Council for the rebuilding of the existing boat ramp, replacement of the old timber jetty with a new pontoon and enlargement of the ramp approach at the Wonboyn Lake Boat Ramp, Wonboyn.
• $65,250 awarded to Murray Shire Council for the upgrade of the Moama Wharf at Horseshoe Lagoon, Moama.

For more information on BBP and boating infrastructure grants visit www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/mpd/infra_grants.html
Ensign 660Kiwi Yachting - Lewmar 660 - 1Pantaenius - Worldwide Support

Related Articles

Auckland on the Water Boat Show - Showers don't deter crowds on Day 2
A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show this morning A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show when they opened this morning. Whether it was a result of the morning weather forecast or Friday was just a convenient day - who knows?
Posted today at 11:30 am
Auckland On the Water Boat Show opens full of the Joys of Spring
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Despite the inclement weather that has been the New Zealand's daily fare for too long, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Today was the first of the four-day show and is also the first time that the Show has been held in the school holidays.
Posted on 29 Sep
'Welcome' says 5 Gold Anchor globally accredited marina Abell Point
5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month team at Abell Point Marina added another level of service Since attaining 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation earlier this month the team at Abell Point Marina have added another level of service to their offer to further enhance the customer experience and reconfirm Abell Point as the destination marina of choice in the Whitsundays.
Posted on 27 Sep
14m offshore fishing cat to be presented
A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show. The boundary-pushing design is a collaboration between Kit Carlier Design and Stimson Yacht Design, who will exhibit together for the first time at the show, which runs from 29 September to 2 October, 2016.
Posted on 23 Sep
New Zealand Maritime radio channels set to change on 1 October
Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. On 1 October 2016, New Zealand is changing some maritime VHF repeater channels, and NowCasting weather services, to make space for new international ship tracking and data services, and to make sure our VHF radio services are compatible with the rest of the world.
Posted on 20 Sep
Announcing the launch of the Simrad® GO9 XSE with radar capability
It has intuitive, multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar and easy to use. Packed full of features, it has intuitive, multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will instantly find familiar and easy to use. Boaters can view charts, add waypoints and see key information on a large 9-inch screen.
Posted on 15 Sep
New anchor lights from Hella Marine offer efficiency and reliability
The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. By law all anchored boats are required to show a light at night. Safety dictates the light be reliable, clearly visible and with a minimum power drain.
Posted on 4 Sep
Precision fishing weapons
Bar Crusher’s understanding of what serious anglers want in fishing boat is as evident as ever in its latest range Bar Crusher’s understanding of what serious anglers really want in a trailerable offshore fishing boat is as evident as ever in its latest range of hard top Fishing Weapons.
Posted on 2 Sep
Stacer’s Ocean Rangers are now tougher than ever
The new 589 Ocean Ranger now features more freeboard at 730mm, bringing the model in line with the rest of the range. Due to customer demand Stacer has released two new models in their plate range to now include the 589 and 619 Ocean Ranger Hard Tops offering a more budget friendly option that is still packed with power and strength.
Posted on 17 Aug
New Mercury 9.9hp outboard the lightest in class - with electric start
New model is not only easier to lift and carry than competitive products, its compact design means it’s simple to handle Weighing in from just 26kg (57lbs), the new 169cc model is not only easier to lift and carry than competitive products, its compact design means it’s simple to handle.
Posted on 29 Jul