Bruce Porter Reserve Boat Ramp
Bruce Porter Reserve in Laurieton and the boat ramp at Dunbogan Reserve have each benefited from the installation of floating pontoons and improvements to boating facilities from June 2019.
The $1.09 million upgrades are the result of Council’s focus on improving recreational boating infrastructure across the region, with Council contributing $520,000 towards the projects and funding of $570,000 being provided under the NSW Government’s Boating Now program.
Improvements at Bruce Porter Reserve include:
- The creation of a new two lane boat ramp and central pontoon with solar lighting
- Retention of the existing boat ramp for use by non-motorised recreational craft
- Bank stabilisation and landscaping works
- Access road and parking modifications are being considered at a later time subject to future funding.
Improvements at Dunbogan Reserve include:
- New gangway and floating pontoon with solar lighting adjacent to the existing boat ramp
- Replacement of the existing dilapidated sea wall
- New access path and seating to replace existing
- Relocation and refurbishment of existing fish cleaning facility
- Re-establishment of boat parking delineation
These recreational boating facility improvements listed in Councils 2017/18 Operational Plan for planning, design and approvals and in the 2018/19 Operational plan for construction and are a high priority within the Recreation Action Plan. These facility upgrades come as a result of Council undertaking recreational boating studies in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
Both facilities were opened for use on Friday 21 June 2019.
This page was last updated on: 11 September 2019