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New, better pontoons for Clarence and Richmond rivers

River boating around Coraki, Woodburn and Grafton is about to get safer and easier with the NSW Government providing Clarence and Richmond Valley Councils more than a quarter of a million dollars for access infrastructure, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

The three projects will involve:

  • Building a pontoon at the northern end of Corcoran Park, East Grafton, and building connecting pathways to enable all-ability access;
  • Extending the existing pontoon to provide additional short-term berthing capacity for vessels to load and unload passengers at Coraki Riverside, Coraki, on the Richmond River;
  • Installing a new pontoon near the existing pontoon to improve capacity, access and usability for recreational vessels at Woodburn Riverside Park, Woodburn, on the Richmond River.

Mr Gulaptis said the funding decision follows numerous others in the recent past, all designed to make local rivers more accessible and safer for everyone to enjoy.

“The mighty Clarence and beautiful Richmond rivers are very, very special natural assets that we are very proud of,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Investing public funds so that more people can enjoy them is a great idea in my book,” Mr Gulaptis concluded.


For more information on the program and successful projects go to www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/key-build-program/boating-now.