Nambucca Heads Fishing & Boating Facilities upgraded
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey today announced a significant investment in a new $50,000 wharf for fishing and boating at ANZAC Park, Nambucca Heads.
“Recreational fishing is an integral part of our local lifestyle with a large percentage of our residents participating in fishing each year, making it one of our most popular outdoor recreational activities,” Mrs Pavey said.
“It is vitally important we invest in infrastructure and programs to support and enhance such a popular and healthy activity as recreational fishing.”
Melinda Pavey said the new $50,000 project has been put together through the proactive efforts of the Nambucca Heads Lions Club.
The project will involve constructing a 6.8 x 12.5 metre deck with a disability ramp from the edge of Anzac Park over the Nambucca River with steps leading to the river.
“It is great to see $2.2 million will be invested in 42 new recreational fishing projects across NSW this financial year. This on top of $13.6 million worth of existing projects funded through the Recreational Fishing Trust.” Mrs Pavey said.
“The program will help improve the recreational fishing experience for enthusiasts by stocking more fish, building fishing platforms and cleaning tables, providing recreational fishing education and protecting fish habitats.
“The NSW Government is proud of its recreational fishing sector, and fishers can be assured that when they purchase a fishing licence, their money is going straight back into the Trust to develop projects that will enhance their fishing experience.”
The recreational fishing sector in NSW generates around $3.4 billion to the State’s economy and accounts for more than 14,000 jobs across NSW.
For more information, please visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au