Funding to ramp up boating facilities

ALMOST $150,000 has been allocated to complete stage two of the Currarong boat ramp.

Funding has also been directed to the Greys Beach boat ramp in Nowra.

Stage Two of the Currarong boat ramp will include construction of a fixed 23-metre jetty, upgrade of the existing surge poles and solar-powered emergency lighting.

State government funding from the Better Boating Program of $148,853 was announced last week to pay for the upgrade.

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock announced the funds which came from boat registrations and licences.

“Under the program the NSW Government supports local councils, boating clubs and other agencies to upgrade and improve facilities at popular local boat ramps,” she said.

“The funding for the Stage Two Currarong Boat Ramp upgrade will assist Shoalhaven City Council deliver the next stage in this important project.”

Mrs Hancock also announced $90,000 in funding for boating facilities in Nowra, Erowal Bay and Lake Conjola.

Greys Beach boat ramp in Nowra will be upgraded at a cost of $40,000 with the NSW government providing $35,000 to Shoalhaven City Council, which will do the work.

Works include the extension of the ramp by one metre into deeper water and a concrete overlay of the tow of the ramp to prevent further erosion.

The project is expected to begin next year.

In Erowal Bay, $25,000 has been made available to build a 12-metre jetty next to the existing boat ramp.

At Lake Conjola boat ramp, the government has provided $35,000 toward the $190,000 project to rebuild the existing gravel road, ramp approach and parking facilities. Two pontoons will be installed adjacent to the tourist park.

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