The Nationals in Government have announced funding of $735,000 for the next stage of the Camden Haven’s Beach To Beach tourism project.
Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has made the announcement in the Camden Haven with Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson, Deputy Mayor Adam Roberts, and Beach To Beach committee president Penny Small.
“I am delighted to have facilitated this funding commitment for such a significant community and tourism drawcard for the Camden Haven,” Dr Gillespie said.
“This funding of $735,000 is being made available through the Federal Coalition Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program and I welcome Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s commitment to add a further $735,000 to this part of the project.
“This will support the next significant step towards construction of the shared pathway from Dunbogan Bridge along the boulevard through Dunbogan. There are five sections remaining of the Beach To Beach pathway and I look forward to seeing this next stage being shovel ready mid-year, with construction to start in the next financial year.”
Beach To Beach Committee president Penny Small described the Federal Government’s funding commitment as a ‘phenomenal opportunity’ for the Camden Haven community.
“It is our 10-year anniversary since we started the Beach To Beach project and this is a marvellous anniversary gift,” Ms Small said.
“Beach To Beach is about safety and equity of access for our entire community, a number of whom are not able to drive. The project is incredibly popular and promises far-reaching tourism benefits.
“We will be able to host many new tourism events along the pathway, including sculpture exhibitions and opportunities to inform the public about the history of the area. The pathway is a platform for enormous cultural engagement,” Ms Small said.