‘NSW Boating Now’ applications open to Monaro projects

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‘NSW Boating Now’ applications open to Monaro projects

Applications are now open for round 2 of the NSW Boating Program which is set to commit $17 million to improve boating facilities across NSW.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said Round 1 of the scheme saw $38,470 used to improve boating access and Lake Eucumbene and Lake Jindabyne.

“We’re thrilled to put out a call for applications for the next round of the $70 million NSW Boating Now program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure where it’s needed most,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This adds to the $37.5 million which was allocated in 2015 to 192 round one priority projects which are currently being delivered and are already making a massive improvement to boating facilities in regional communities.

“In the Monaro, this meant an investigation into improving boating access at Lake Jindabyne and at Lake Eucumbene.

“These projects were identified during consultation with the people who use these waterways the most to ensure that every project delivered through the program helps provide a great boating experience in NSW.”

Councils, community groups and the boating industry are invited to submit applications for funding, which will be allocated according to the 11 Regional Boating Plans developed in consultation with Councils, stakeholders and waterways users.

“This is about giving keen boaters everywhere what they need – better quality facilities and continual improvements in safety and accessibility,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Under round 2, consideration will be given to priority projects that were identified during consultation on the Regional Boating Plans and any new projects identified by Councils or other delivery partners.”

To find out more about the second round of NSW Boating Now head to www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow

Applications close on 20 August 2017.