Seven boat ramp and wharf projects across the Northern Beaches have received funding worth over $578k as part of the Transport for NSW Boating Now Program.

The Program is funded from boating licence, registration and other fees collected by Transport for NSW. Since its inception in 2014, the Program has delivered over 200 boating projects across the state.

The projects receiving funding on the Northern Beaches include:

  • $156k — Forty Baskets Beach jetty replacement
  • $150k — Little Manly Reserve boat ramp upgrade
  • $82k — Currawong Wharf investigation and detailed design
  • $70k — Mackerel Beach Wharf investigation and detailed design
  • $60k — Bilarong Reserve boat ramp improvements
  • $40k — Church Point commuter wharf feasibility study
  • $20k — Paradise Beach Wharf upgrade design

These new projects add to existing projects funded under previous rounds of the program including almost $1m for Bell and Carols Wharves on Scotland Island.

James Griffin

James Griffin

Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed over $300k in funding from the Boating Now Program to deliver ramp and jetty upgrades at Little Manly and Forty Baskets Beach in Balgowlah Heights.

“We are getting on with the job of improving local maritime access and safety across the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.

“Through funding partnerships with Northern Beaches Council we are fast tracking the planning and delivery of these two projects in the Manly area, alongside five other projects from Narrabeen to Church Point.

“$2 million has also been set aside to make sure boating infrastructure can continue to be repaired quickly following damage caused by severe weather events such as storms and bushfires.”

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