Boating now launches new multi-million dollar round

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Boating facilities across the state are being overhauled through a funding injection of up to $28 million.

Minister for Transport and Roads Rob Stokes said the package is the fourth round in the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program, which has invested in about 330 projects since it began in 2014.

“People across NSW have a renewed appreciation for our natural wonders and this program will allow more people to get out on the water safely,” Mr Stokes said.

“This latest investment builds on the $28 million third round of funding announced in 2019 and the original $70 million program.

“Through funding partnerships with councils, community groups and industry, this program delivers improved maritime access and safety at facilities right across NSW.”

Projects previously funded through the Boating Now Program include a boating facilities upgrade at Rowland Reserve in Bayview, a new and improved boat ramp at Little Beach in Nelson Bay, an upgrade to the Sandy Point boat ramp and a new pontoon on the Georges River.

Through boating licence and registration fees the Boating Now Program is able to fund collaborative projects that support economic and community benefits across NSW.

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.

Registrations of interest close on 28 February 2022 via http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now/ and must be submitted before interested parties will be invited to submit a formal funding application.