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Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp Upgrade

Boat being launched at Bermagui harbour boat ramp.

Project Summary/background

The Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp Upgrade project includes:

  • replacement of the existing boat ramp with a new three-lane reinforced concrete boat ramp
  • new pontoon to improve accessibility and capacity
  • existing pontoon to be retained
  • resurfacing the carpark area to improve its function and manoeuvring
  • upgrade the lighting in key locations.

The project will be designed and constructed within environmental and heritage regulations

Purpose

The overarching purpose of this project is to improve the standard of this recreational boating facility, utilised by locals and visitors alike.

The Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp is one of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s busiest boat ramps with hundreds of boating users visiting the region to take part in fishing competitions or to enjoy the fabulous waters off Bermagui. 

Noting the popularity of this facility, it is Council’s intention to improve its function and safety and to provide the most up to date facilities to encourage improved use and visitation to the region.

Funding

Total project funding: $880,162

  • Transport for NSW contribution: $660,122 via the NSW Boating Now Program
  • Bega Valley Shire Council contribution: $220,040

Connection to Council's Community Strategic Plan

Feedback from the Bermagui area in response to the ‘Understanding Our Place’ community engagement process, which subsequently informed the Community Strategic Plan (CSP), included ‘improved recreation facilities and spaces’. This feedback links to CSP Outcome 1 Active and Healthy Communities; specifically, the second goal of this outcome of ‘access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities’.

Concept design

The concept design for this project is attached for your information. Council has liaised with key stakeholders within the Bermagui fishing and boating community to develop this concept design to ensure that what is being designed will best serve the boating community.

Who can I speak to:

John Turville
Recreation and Natural Assets Coordinator
Bega Valley Shire Council

Phone: (02) 6499 2210

Email: jturville@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

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