Applications for funding under Round 2 of the NSW Boating Now Program are now open

In 2014 Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services conducted extensive consultation with the boating community, boating stakeholders and local government on boating safety, access and infrastructure priorities across the state. This consultation informed the development of 11 Regional Boating Plans which were released in early 2015.

The Regional Boating Plans identified 192 boating infrastructure projects that are currently being funded under Round 1 of the $70 million Boating Now Program. In total $37.5 million was allocated to the delivery of these projects many of which have been completed or are underway for completion by the end of this year.

On Friday 23 June, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey announced that applications for funding under Round 2 of the Boating Now Program are now open. Under this second round, $17 million is available to councils, other authorities, community groups and other boating stakeholders to help deliver improved recreational boating infrastructure across NSW.

Projects in the past have included new and upgraded boat ramps, boat trailer parking facilities, pontoons, jetties and sewage pumpouts.

Applications for funding are open until 20 August 2017 and further details are available at: the website link below:

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