Better Boating Access delivered to Brisbane Water

26 May 2020 regional_development

Boaters and local ferry operators now have safer and easier access to Brisbane Water with upgrades now completed at Central Wharf and Eulalia Wharf at Davistown, and Kendall Road Wharf at Empire Bay.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the upgrades worth $1,446,500 would make the shoreline more accessible in a range of tide and weather conditions.


“The three wharf upgrades are jointly funded by the NSW Government and Central Coast Council,” Mr Crouch said.


“The previous wharves were fixed structured and did not have sufficient disability access for boaters and ferry passengers. This work means access is improved from both the waterway and land side.


“Boaters can now tie up vessels and visit surrounding shops or foreshore areas more safely and easily.”


Central Coast Council Director Roads Transport Drainage and Waste Boris Bolgoff said the significant upgrades to the three wharves would deliver far reaching benefits for community members and visitors to the region.


“The two new wharves at Davistown and the wharf at Empire Bay all feature a floating pontoon which ensures accessibility in a variety of tides and weather conditions,” Mr Bolgoff said.


Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said the new wharf infrastructure will benefit locals and visitors now and into the future.


“Central Coast Council is pleased to work with the NSW Government through the Boating Now program to deliver these outstanding new wharves that will be well utilised by our community and in the future, tourists,” Mayor Matthews said.


Boating Now is the NSW Government’s $98 million program to support initiatives which improve the boating experience in NSW, including the delivery of recreational boating infrastructure across our waterways.