Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, has announced $82,000 to assist Penrith City Council progress its’ Nepean River Boating Access Improvements program.
The funding announcement follows the NSW Government’s allocation of $5.4 million to over 70 projects as part of the 2013-2014 Better Boating Program (BBP).
“The Better Boating Program is focussed on funding local projects to improve boating facilities for communities across NSW,” Stuart Ayres said.
“The Program aims to make recreational boating facilities safer, more accessible and able to cater for increased demand.
“Under the program the NSW Government supports local councils, boating clubs and other agencies to upgrade and improve facilities at popular local boat ramps.
“The funding will help Penrith City Council to upgrade its’ design of the existing boat ramp, improve the pontoon and car/trailer parking, plus assist in the construction of two passive launching ramps which will define boating activities along Tench Reserve.
“The program funding includes revenue raised from boat registrations and licences.
“The Nepean River is part of Penrith’s charm and this funding will greatly assist Penrith City Council provide better resources for the community,” Stuart Ayres added.
“This funding fits well with Council’s long term development plans for the Nepean River precinct and the State Government’s vision of Penrith as a Regional City,” said Mr Fowler.
More information on the Better Boating Program can be found by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime