Funding boost for boaties across NSW


73 projects across the state have been approved to share $17 million in funding under Round Two of the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey announced today that Round Two of the program would deliver new boat ramps, pontoons and jetties, and improve car and trailer parking facilities at key access points across the state.

“In NSW, we have some of the finest waterways and each year more than two million people head out on the water on boats or other watercraft to enjoy the sun, catch a few fish or to spend time with family and friends,” Mrs Pavey said

“The NSW Government is delivering these projects across the State by the end of 2019 in partnership with local councils and other delivery partners, to make water activities safer, easily accessible and more enjoyable.”

Boating Now is a five-year $70 million program, on top of a $26 million contribution by local councils and other partners, to deliver vital boating infrastructure across the state.

“Boating is a key driver of tourism, right up and down the coast and at popular inland waterways, which is where many of the 73 new projects are located,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The program also supports the new Maritime Safety Plan by improving safe access to waterways.”

Applicants that missed out under Round Two of the program can re-apply for under Round Three of the Boating Now Program funding in 2018.

Round One of the program was launched in 2015 with 98 projects completed to date.