New amenities at Oatley Bay boat ramp now open

23/12/2016

Georges River Council has completed the construction of a new toilet facility at the Oatley Bay boat ramp.

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the work forms part of the Oatley Bay Boating Facilities Upgrade, which includes the recently completed three lane boat ramp and pontoon that was opened in October 2016.

“The Oatley Bay boat ramp and pontoon is an extremely well-utilised and popular public boat launching facility on the lower Georges River,” he said.

“The three-lane ramp and pontoon are used extensively by boat owners across the region due to the sheltered bay location and deep water access.

“The new amenities have replaced the current block, which had passed its lifespan, and includes a new disabled access pathway as well as an accessible unisex toilet cubicle.

“Its design takes into consideration the surrounding bushland and foreshore setting, and provides contemporary high quality facilities for community use.”

Mr Rayner said Council contributed $150,000 to the project and was successful in obtaining $40,000 through the NSW Government Community Building Partnership program.

“Council previously secured a grant for $305,000 under the NSW Roads and Maritime Services Regional Boating Plan for the ramp and pontoon works,” he said.

“Council is committed to improving sporting and recreational facilities in the Georges River region, as they encourage people of all ages to get active, get involved in recreational activities and spend time enjoying the outdoors.”

The new amenities construction was completed in 14 weeks. New asphalt works on the access road and upgrades to the small section of existing seawall will also be completed in early 2017.

These works have been staged to minimise the closure of the boat ramp. For more information, please visit Council’s website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or contact Council’s Service Centres via 9330 6400.

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