New amenities block for Oatley Bay boat ramp

05/07/2016

Georges River Council has secured grant funding of $40,000 as part of the NSW Government Community Building Partnership program, which will be used for the construction of a new toilet facility at Oatley bay boat ramp.

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said he was pleased Council received this funding, which will now enable these facilities to be constructed.

“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 will replace the current block, which has passed its lifespan, and will include a new disabled access pathway as well as an accessible unisex toilet cubicle.

“It is anticipated works will commence in September 2016.

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

Mr Rayner said the project is part of the Oatley Bay boating facility upgrade, which includes the complete reconstruction and improvement of the existing boat ramp, and a new gangway and pontoon, as well as the new toilet facility.

“Council previously secured a grant for $305,000 under the NSW Roads and Maritime Services Regional Boating Plan for the ramp and pontoon works which are currently under construction,” 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."