by Hills Mayor Peter Gangemi
Partnerships can create fantastic outcomes especially when the NSW Government, The Hills Shire Council and Hornsby Shire Council get involved.
Today was a shining example as I joined Phillip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council and Dr Peter Gangemi – Mayor of The Hills Shire Council in opening this brand, spanking new three-lane boat ramp, making the river so much more accessible to both locals and tourists.
The project is valued at almost $4 million and I welcomed the NSW Government’s contribution of more than $2.1 million, under the Boating Now Program which has facilitated investments in almost 330 projects since 2014 to improve maritime infrastructure and facilities across NSW.
Alongside the ramp, this project also delivers a new pontoon, a car park with 163 bays for vehicles and boat trailers and 29 bays for single vehicles as well as a new amenities block.
Playground equipment is being expanded too.
In many ways, today’s opening, marks a major milestone in the flood recovery process.