New beach launching facility

Small sailing boats and paddlecraft will now have safer and easier access to the Nambucca River and Warrell Creek thanks to the completion of a new beach launching area next to the Nambucca Heads RSL boat ramp facility.

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, said the $54,000 project was funded by the NSW Government and Nambucca Shire Council.

”Small sailing boats and paddle craft will now be able to enjoy safer and easier access to the water from the beach, separate separate to the larger vessel boat ramp,” Mrs Pavey said.

Construction of the ramp started in November 2018 with work completed at the end of February. Roads and Maritime Services provided $27,000 towards the project under the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.

Nambucca Shire Council Mayor Rhonda Hoban said the non-powered boating access upgrade had been well received by the community.

“It will be great for those who enjoy using small sailing boats and paddle craft have safe access from the upgraded ramp facility," Mrs Hoban said.

Since July 2015, the NSW Government’s Boating Now program has provided $703,000 in grant funding to the Nambucca Local Government Area for six recreational boating infrastructure projects.

A further $282,000 from the Program has been allocated to three other boating infrastructure projects currently being planned.

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