Upgraded Boat Ramps and Jetties Coming to Manly
New and updated boating infrastructure will be delivered across the state under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program.
Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed over $300,000 in funding from the NSW Government to deliver jetty and ramp upgrades at Little Manly and Forty Baskets Beach in Balgowlah Heights.
“We are getting on with the job of improving local maritime access and safety across the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.
“Through funding partnerships with Northern Beaches Council we are fast tracking the planning and delivery of these two projects in the Manly area, alongside five other projects from Narrabeen to Church Point.”
“$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 www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now