Thursday, 25 January 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced $45,000 to assist with watercraft storage around Narrabeen Lagoon.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program which provides financial support to councils to introduce boating infrastructure initiatives.

Northern Beaches Council has been allocated $30,000 to introduce additional storage facilities for dinghies and kayaks around the foreshore. A further $15,000 will assist Council with the construction of a storage shed for larger dragon boats and outrigger canoes at Jamieson Park.

“Narrabeen Lagoon is one of our community’s most impressive and important recreational areas,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Throughout summer the lagoon is a hive of activity with people enjoying all sorts of watercraft.

“The lagoon’s popularity means additional watercraft storage is necessary to help improve safety around the foreshore and maintain the area’s natural beauty.

“There have long been issues with people informally storing canoes, kayaks and dinghies around the foreshore and these can become eyesores.

“The creation of Narrabeen Lagoon State Park has enabled a whole range of investments that maximise public access to this beautiful area. 

“I look forward to continuing to work with Council to achieve greater protections and more improvements to the Narrabeen Lagoon catchment,” Rob Stokes said.