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Popular boat ramp’s makeover

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Better facilities: the new pontoon at the ramp in Moorebank

Boaters now have improved access to the Georges River at Moorebank with work complete on the new Davy Robinson Reserve boat ramp.

Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons said the NSW Government provided Liverpool City Council more than $389,000 through the Better Boating Program to upgrade of the ramp.

“Stage one of the project consisted of rebuilding the existing boat ramp and installing a new modular pontoon next to the ramp,” Ms Gibbons said.

“Further plans at the site will include an upgrade to the existing carpark and rebuilding the seawall at the reserve.

“Three consecutive Better Boating Program grant allocations were used by the council to fund the project,” Ms Gibbons said.

The work forms a total $476,961 allocation provided to council as part of the program since 2011 with more than $59,000 allocated for further work. Each year, the NSW Government offers funding to local councils and boating and community groups for contributions to boating infrastructure projects in NSW.

In August this year the NSW government announced a further $14 million in annual funding to be allocated for the next five years as part of the new NSW Boating Now program. Priority projects are being identified through extensive consultation and preparation of Regional Boating Plans developed during the year. Successful projects are expected to be announced later this year.

More than $5.4 million in Better Boating Program grants were awarded last financial year by Roads and Maritime to local councils and boating groups across NSW. Revenue is raised from registration and licence fees to fund the grants program for improvements to public wharves and jetties, boat ramps, car and trailer parking, sewage pump out facilities and dinghy storage.

For more information on the Better Boating Program visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/better-boating-program/index.html

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The old ramp at Moorebank

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