Boaties will now benefit from improved facilities in the Karuah River at Port Stephens with the completion of a major upgrade at the Karuah boat ramp.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government provided $400,000 towards the $600,000 project as part of the Boating Now program.
“Boaties now have improved access to the Karuah River with the completion of this upgrade, which was in response to feedback from the community.
“Work involved upgrading the car park, extending the boat ramp and reconfiguring the pontoon to improve access and safety.
“The car park improvements alone will make a big difference, as the number of parking spaces has been significantly increased.”
Mr MacDonald said the work is a great example of the NSW Government working with stakeholders such as Port Stephens Council under Boating Now.
“The NSW Government knows Australians love the great outdoors, which is why the program continues to be such a success.
“The community must be thanked for their patience while work was carried out and encouraged to make the most of the improved infrastructure.”
For more information about Boating Now visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow
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