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Boat Ramp Breathes Hope Into Flood Affected Community

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67172″ size=”full” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Annette Madjarian[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The flood-affected Hawkesbury community has access to a new three-lane boat ramp at Wisemans Ferry, following the devastation of two major floods in the area.

It’s hoped the boat ramp would breathe new life into the recreational facilities of the Hawkesbury River community and provide locals (and tourists) with ample access to the water.

The ramp consists of a new pontoon, car parking with 163 bays for vehicles and boat trailers and 29 bays for single vehicles, and a new amenities block. Project-managed by Hornsby Shire Council, it was co-funded by The Hills Shire Council and the NSW Government.

Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock said he “hoped the new facilities would become a symbol of hope and renewal for the people of Wisemans Ferry who have endured so much over the past few years”.

It’s also hoped the boat ramp would increase tourism as the region recovers from the worst floods ever for residents of the Hawkesbury and surrounding communities.

A new playground has also been opened, with a walking trail and village green expected to be built this year.

For more information about the new facilities, go to

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Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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