The Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp and surrounding precinct will be transformed into a first class facility with the Nationals in Government securing $10 million in funding to deliver the project.
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser and Nationals candidate for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, were joined by Deputy
Premier John Barilaro to make the announcement.
Mr Singh said the new boat ramp would provide safer facilities for the many locals who use it daily and that the project was the result of strong community campaigning and tireless advocacy by the Nationals.
“The $10 million upgrade to Coffs Harbour boat ramp will deliver new and improved facilities for the many locals who use this important asset daily,” Mr Singh said.
“The upgrades will deliver an improved boat ramp entrance, a widened bay and ramp area to accommodate two pontoons, as well as more parking spaces and new wash down facilities.
The Coffs Harbour Regional Boat Ramp Enhancement Committee has been calling for this project for years and today I’m proud to announce the Nationals will deliver the funding needed to get the project moving.”
Mr Barilaro said the announcement showed the Nationals were delivering for the people of Coffs Harbour.
“The Nationals are listening to the people of Coffs Harbour who have been calling for this project for years. It just goes to show what can be achieved when you have sturdy community advocacy combined with strong representation by the Nationals.”
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser and Deputy Premier John Barilaro are set to announce funding for much needed upgrades to the Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp.
Late last year, Andrew Fraser took the signatures of more than 12,000 people to NSW Parliament where the matter was debated in the house.
Safety was a big factor of concern from many, in particular following the Easter weekend with a number of close calls for boaties using the ramp.
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