Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet today announced applications are now open for round 2 of the NSW Boating Program which is set to commit $17 million to improve boating facilities across NSW.

“We’re thrilled to put out a call for applications for the next round of the $70 million NSW Boating Now program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure where it’s needed most,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This adds to the $37.5 million which was allocated in 2015 to 192 round one priority projects which are currently being delivered and are already making a massive improvement to boating facilities in regional communities.

“These projects were identified during consultation with the people who use these waterways the most to ensure that every project delivered through the program helps provide a great boating experience in NSW.” Mr Perrottet said.

Councils, community groups and the boating industry are invited to submit applications for funding, which will be allocated according to the 11 Regional Boating Plans developed in consultation with Councils, stakeholders and waterways users.

“This is about giving keen boaters everywhere what they need – better quality facilities and continual improvements in safety and accessibility,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Under round 2, consideration will be given to priority projects that were identified during consultation on the Regional Boating Plans and any new projects identified by Councils or other delivery partners.”

Hawkesbury previously received $1.26 million towards the construction of non-powered boating access at Macquarie Park Windsor, a boat ramp and car park upgrade as well as access improvements at Governor Phillip Reserve in Windsor and non-powered boating access at Colo Park in Colo.

To find out more about the second round of NSW Boating Now head to www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow. Applications close on 20 August 2017.

 Media: David Rossi | Hawkesbury Electorate Office | (02) 4578 0300

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