New pontoons to relieve boat congestion

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Two new pontoons will be built at Tench Reserve on the Nepean River to accommodate growing demand for boat access.

Penrith City Council has been allocated $82,000 by the State Government’s Better Boating Program to complete the upgrades, which will provide better opportunities for light watercraft such as kayaks to access the popular stretch of river.

Penrith MP, Stuart Ayres, said that the State Government was glad fund such an important infrastructure upgrade.

“I have always believed that the Nepean River belongs to the whole community so it is great to improve these boat ramps,” Mr Ayres said.

Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler said that delivering the two new pontoons was part of Penrith Council’s masterplan for the Nepean River.

“This funding fits in well with Council’s long term development plans for the Nepean River Precinct,” he said.

“There have been congestion issues on the weekends during the warmer months as many people want to access the river and so these new pontoons will relieve the congestion.”

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