Better Boating Access With New Jetty At Lake Parramatta Completed

Boaters now have access to a new jetty and access point for non motorised or passive boating on Lake Parramatta.

 Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said the NSW Government provided $100,000 to build a new timber jetty facility and access for non motorised boats under the Sharing Sydney Harbour Access Program funded through the Better Boating Program (BBP).

 “The new jetty will allow craft such as kayaks and canoes formal access to Lake Parramatta where previously access has been by dirt track,” Mr Elliott said.

 “The BBP provides grant funding for new and improved recreational boating facilities in NSW.

 “In 2012-13, more than $4.93 million in BBP grants were awarded by RMS to local councils and boating groups state-wide for new and improved boating facility projects.

 “RMS uses revenue raised from registration and licence fees to fund the grants program.

 “These can include public wharves and jetties, boat ramps and car/trailer parking, sewage pump-out facilities and dinghy storage,” Mr Elliott said.