Construction work will start later this month to upgrade boating access to the Manning River at Harrington Reserve thanks to the Nationals in Government.

NSW Nationals Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams has secured $82,387 towards the $109,850 project under the Boating Now Program.

“The upgrade work will involve extending the boat ramp by almost six metres to provide improved access to the river at mid to low tide,” Mrs Williams said. “To complete the work as quickly as possible, the ramp will be closed during the upgrade work for one week from February 18, 2019.”

More than 265 projects are being delivered across NSW through our five-year, $70 million Boating Now program, supported by an investment of $27 million from councils and industry partners.

Since its inception, 176 projects have been completed under the program. These projects provide fisherman and boaties with better and safer access to our waterways with upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, car parks and sewage pump-out facilities.

Roads and Maritime Services has contributed more than $2.4 million to maritime infrastructure projects across the Mid North Coast since 2015.

Projects in the Port Macquarie electorate include:
• Westport Park Boat Ramp upgrade – NSW Government contribution of $400,000
• Improved Disabled Boating Access at McInherney Park – NSW Government contribution of $160,000
• Lord Howe Island Boat Ramp Upgrade – NSW Government contribution of $670,000
• Upgrade boat ramp and associated facilities at Bruce Porter Reserve – NSW Government contribution of $320,000
• Upgrade boat ramp and associated facilities at Dunbogan Reserve – NSW Government contribution of $250,000

Information on maritime infrastructure funding and previous projects can be found here.