Funding green light for Boating Projects

Two local projects will benefit from funding in Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Central Coast Council will receive $356,000 to upgrade the Little Wobby Wharf and Saratoga Sailing Club will receive $26,250 for design work on a boat launching facility.


“Our waterways are incredibly popular and much-loved by locals and visitors alike. I’m pleased that this funding will improve accessibility and safety,” Mr Crouch.


“The existing wharf at Little Wobby, located near Patonga, will undergo a $356,000 upgrade to better meet the needs of boaters and provide all-ability access to the Hawkesbury River.


“The $26,250 grant for Saratoga Sailing Club involves completing a survey, investigation and concept design for a new non-powered vessel launching facility to provide access to Brisbane Water for sailing boats, dragon boats and canoes.”


Mr Crouch said each project would help to boost the Central Coast economy.


“Unlike previous rounds of the Boating Now program, up to 25 per cent of the funding is being provided immediately so that planning phase and construction work can be fast-tracked,” Mr Crouch said.


“With the challenges of COVID-19 continuing to confront our community, the NSW Government is pulling every economic lever available to stimulate our local economy at this difficult time.”


Round 3 of the Boating Now program is in addition to a $70 million investment since the program first commenced in 2015.


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