Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall and state member for Lismore Thomas George welcome the announcement eight sites in the Tweed Shire will benefit from the NSW Government's $3.7 million Boating Now program.
Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall and state member for Lismore Thomas George welcome the announcement eight sites in the Tweed Shire will benefit from the NSW Government's $3.7 million Boating Now program. Liana Turner

Boaties cash in

TWEED waterways will get some love after the State Government announced its $37.5million Boating Now program.

Roads Minister Duncan Gay said $2.78million of the program would go to regions from the Clarence Valley to Tweed.

Eight locations around the Tweed Shire have been designated for upgrades.

A new passive watercraft launching facility will be introduced at Byangum, while in Murwillumbah the Budd Park pontoon will be relocated for better access, and the Commercial Rd boat ramp will be improved.

Meanwhile, the Condong boat ramp, Fingal pontoon, Terranora Creek boat ramp, Oxley Park in Chinderah and Tumbulgum are also set to receive boating infrastructure upgrades.

Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall said the changes probably wouldn't significantly increase boat traffic in the Tweed, but would make the region's natural jewels more accessible.

"The Tweed River is a very important natural asset to the people of the Tweed and there are a lot of different users," Cr Bagnall said.

Member for Lismore Thomas George said the funding would help river users to enjoy the region.

All projects in the Tweed are due to be delivered by the end of 2017.



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