Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Councillor Tricia Hitchen to announce two significant grants for Penrith City Council (PCC).
PCC will receive a grant of $55,000 towards construction of a fishing platform for recreational fishers at Emu Plains through the Recreational Fishing Trust Program.
“With the beautiful Nepean River on our doorstep, recreational fishing is an integral part of our local lifestyle with a large percentage of our residents participating in fishing each year, making it one of our most popular outdoor recreational activities,” Stuart Ayres said.
“It is vitally important we invest in infrastructure and programs to support and enhance such a popular and healthy activity as recreational fishing.”
Stuart Ayres said the construction of a fishing platform which will be funded in Penrith in 2016-17 will help improve the recreational fishing experience for local fishers.
Penrith City Councils “Our River –Regatta Park, Emu Plains” project will include construction of a large fishing platform, pedestrian access and enhancement of riverbank vegetation.
PCC will also receive a $241,000 grant under the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program. This grant will be used to undertake a local overland flow flood study for the Peachtree and Lower Surveyors Creeks (Tributaries of the Nepean River) catchment area. The study area consists of the 12.5 square kilometres bound by the M4 Motorway in the south and extend up to the convergence of Peachtree Creek and Nepean River.
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