BETTER ACCESS TO TWEED RIVER WITH UPGRADE WORK STARTING AT CLARRIE PURNELL PARK IN CONDONG

Boaters will soon have improved access to the Tweed River with an upgrade of the boat launching area at Clarrie Purnell Park in Condong starting soon.

Mr Provest said the NSW Government provided Tweed Shire Council a $232,000 grant through the NSW Boating Now program to stabilise the river bank for safer boat launching access.

“The erosion of the river bank is compromising the safety, accessibility and amenity of this popular boating destination in the upper Tweed estuary,” Mr Provest said.

“The NSW Government has provided $37.5 million from NSW Boating Now to support delivery of the 192 Priority Regional Projects identified in the 11 Regional Boating Plans.

“An additional $10 million has also been set aside for major projects, $5 million for boat trailer parking initiatives and another $10 million for the delivery of second round projects in the last two years of this program.

“NSW Boating Now aims to further enhance the boating experience by improving the capacity and amenity of boating infrastructure on NSW waterways.

“Priority regional projects were identified following consultation with councils, local sports clubs and organisations as well as every day boaters. These projects include upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, car parks and sewage pump out facilities.”

For more information about NSW Boating Now or the Better Boating program visit the Roads and Maritime website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now/ or Transport for NSW at http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/