Thursday 9 July 2015
Recreational fishers and boat users will benefit from upgrades to two boat ramps and a jetty in the Bega Valley Shire.
Council has resolved to provide funding and endorse a deed with Transport NSW to deliver upgrades to the boat ramps at Mogareeka and Beauty Point, and the jetty at Kianinny.
Group Manager of Transport and Utilities, Wayne Sartori, said the upgrades were identified in the Far South Coast Regional Boating Plan in February which was developed after extensive consultation with Council and other stakeholder groups.
“The upgraded facilities will significantly improve access to the water for local and visiting boat users,” he said.
“These are important Council assets and valued recreational facilities which are identified in Council’s Recreation Asset Management Plan and form part of our Renewal Funding Program.
“They are local tourism hot spots and we are happy to be joining with the state government in upgrading the facilities for sustainable future use.
“We secured $785,000 of state government funding through the NSW Boating Now program, and we are contributing $240,000 of Council funds.
“This is a great result and we are keen to conduct consultation with key stakeholders during the design and planning phases,” Mr Sartori said.
The project will be managed by Council staff who are familiar with the BVSC Maritime Infrastructure Plan and who delivered several Better Boating Program projects in recent years.
Specialist marine construction contractors will be engaged through a public tender process to undertake the boat ramp and jetty works.