Boating and fishing enthusiasts now have safer access to the waterways at Lake Macquarie following upgrade works to a popular boat ramp thanks to a $375,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said more than $513,410 had been spent to deliver the upgrade works to the boat ramp carpark in Chain Valley Bay.
“Central Coast Council contributed $138,410 and undertook the works in Mulloway Reserve which included the construction of a new sealed carpark with formal line marking and signage to accommodate 12 car and 12 car and trailer parking spaces,” Mr Crouch said.
“The works also included accessible parking and new pavement for improved accessibility, turning and approach bay, perimeter fencing and a derigging area.
“These works have been completed just in time for summer which is great for the local economy as our waterways are popular with locals and tourists alike.
“This upgrade provides a safe and functional asset for the community and visitors to our region who can also enjoy the adjoining foreshore reserve, picnic area and play space.”
The Boating Now program, now in its fourth round, has invested in about 330 projects since it began in 2014, providing funding to improve maritime infrastructure and facilities across NSW.