$28 Million to Really Float Your Boats


Minister for Transport Andrew Constance today announced $28 million will be spent on improving maritime facilities across the state.

The funding is the third round in the government’s Boating Now Program, which has already delivered over 200 projects.

“The investment builds on the original $70 million program which began in 2015. This program delivers improved maritime access and safety at facilities right across NSW.

“Through funding partnerships with councils, community groups and industry we can create a more enjoyable, and safer, boating experience for everyone,” Mr Constance said.

Projects previously funded under the Boating Now Program include a pontoon and boat ramp upgrade at the Sylvania Boat Ramp in Sydney’s south, the installation of an equal access kayak launch on the Edward River, and the boat ramp expansion and pontoon installation at Laurieton along the Camden Haven River.

The Boating Now Program funds collaborative projects that support economic and community benefits in key regional and Sydney locations.

It also 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.

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.

Expressions of interest can be made from Friday 25 October 2019 via http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now/