TOURISM BOOST FOR JINDABYNE AS WORK PROGRESSES ON NEW BOAT RAMP

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TOURISM BOOST FOR JINDABYNE AS WORK PROGRESSES ON NEW BOAT RAMP


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced that work is underway for a new boat ramp in Jindabyne following the successful awarding of a $400,000 NSW Government grant for the project.

The Jindabyne Boat Ramp has been approved to share in $17 million in funding under Round Two of the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.

Mr Barilaro joined Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney to announce the good news.

“This boat ramp is great news for Jindabyne and will increase visitation to the area and boost business as well as provide locals with a piece of infrastructure that will enhance Jindabyne’s amenity,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The $400,000 grant will be used to formalise car and trailer parking, as well as upgrade the access road to the ramp to improve safety in the area.

“Across NSW each year more than two million people head out on the water on boats or other watercraft to enjoy the sun, catch a few fish or spend time with family and friends.

“Lake Jindabyne is a beautiful waterway that is used for these purposes and I am proud to be announcing this funding to make our lake safer, more enjoyable and easily accessible.”

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said this was the second round of funding under the Boating Now program, with the funding for Lake Jindabyne’s boat ramp one of 73 other successful applications across NSW.

“Boating is a key driver of tourism, right up and down the coast and at popular inland waterways, which is where many of the 73 new projects are located,” Mrs Pavey said.

Applicants that missed out under Round Two of the program can re-apply under Round Three of the Boating Now Program funding in 2018.