NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced Tweed Shire Council, community groups and industry in the Tweed community are eligible to apply for a share of $28 million of funding to improve maritime facilities as part of the third round of the Boating Now Program.

“This investment is a great opportunity for our region to secure funding for projects that will provide better facilities and amenity for our community,” Mr Provest said.

“Funding can be used to improve maritime access and safety, modernise facilities for a more enjoyable boating experience, and improve community places.”

The NSW Nationals in Government have invested $70 million in the Boating Now program since 2015 and delivered over 200 projects across NSW.

The program aims to provide better access to NSW waterways for local and visiting boaters so they can be safe and enjoy their time out on the water with ease.

“The NSW Nationals are committed to investing in modern infrastructure that enhances recreational experiences,” Mr Provest said.

The Boating Now Program funds collaborative projects that support economic and community benefits across the State.

“This program is about investing the revenue from boat licence and registration fees back in to projects that directly benefit boaters,” Mr Provest said.

The program is part of the NSW Maritime Infrastructure Plan 2019 – 2024, which sets out the approach to Government investment in maritime infrastructure to deliver the best possible benefits to boaters and communities across the state.

Projects previously funded in Tweed include:
• Clarrie Purnell Park Boat Ramp Upgrade, Condong
• Tumbulgum Boat Ramp New Pontoon, Tumbulgum
• Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp Car Park Upgrade, Tweed Heads