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Kayak Accessibility Upgrade at Weir Reserve in Penrith

By The Office of Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith
Posted: 6 Aug 2020
Weir Reserve, Penrith
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith announced on Tuesday $105,000 in NSW Government funding to support Penrith City Councils plans for two new kayak access points on the Nepean River at Penrith.

Stuart Ayres said the boating infrastructure upgrade on the Nepean River represents one of 69 successful projects allocated grant funding under the NSW Government’s $28 million investment in Round 3 of the Boating Now program which supports infrastructure projects to improve boating access, amenities and safety for NSW boaters.

The new round will allow local councils, boating and community groups, as well as private sector organisations, deliver new or upgraded boating infrastructure, including boat ramps, jetties, wharves, car and trailer parking, dinghy storage racks and sewage pump-outs.

“This project will involve building two new kayak access points to the Nepean River at Weir Reserve which will be linked by a pathway,” Stuart Ayres said.

“The program is funded from boating licence and registration fees which are reinvested back into initiatives that improve boating for local communities.

“We are offering delivery partners up to 25 per cent of the grant value up front to help fast-track the planning and delivery of projects to stimulate local economies.”

“As part of the new round of funding, $2 million has been set aside for boating infrastructure to be repaired quickly following damage caused by severe weather events such as storms and bushfires,” Stuart Ayres said.

“The remaining funding will be allocated to priority infrastructure outcomes identified in the 2018 Maritime Infrastructure Plan, which provides strategic guidance for investing in maritime infrastructure, with the outcomes that are receiving funding to be announced later this year.”

The Boating Now Program also contributes to achieving the outcomes for the ten-year Marine Estate Management Strategy to coordinate the management of the marine estates in NSW. 

The Boating Now Round 3 allocation is in addition to the $70 million investment since the program commenced in 2015.

“Maritime infrastructure is an essential enabler for recreational boaters, important coastal industries and foreshore experiences for locals and visitors.”

 

 
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