Get involved with Coffs boating plan
BOATERS are being urged to have their say on the draft Regional Boating Plan for the Mid North Coast, which covers Coffs Coast waters.
The draft plan aims to help identify which projects will be given funding priority in the coming years in order to keep waterways safe and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
A community information session will be held to provide further details about the draft plan at 6pm on July 23 at the Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club.
Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser said earlier this year the Maritime Management Centre in Transport for NSW, together with Roads and Maritime Services, kicked off a major review of all existing boating infrastructure, facilities and safety measures for major boating regions in NSW, including the mid north coast region.
"The first stage of work involved some initial consultation with council and other stakeholders to get an understanding of the key boating issues in the region," Mr Fraser said.
"The opinions of everyday boaters, local sporting organisations and other local groups were also sought through an online survey.
"Thanks to the invaluable feedback that was received, we have produced a draft Regional Boating Plan for the Mid North Coast and are now calling for feedback on this draft plan before it's finalised."
Mr Fraser said this second round of consultation will help identify key projects that will deliver the greatest benefit to boating in the Mid North Coast region.
"We want to deliver some vital boating infrastructure to the mid north coast region that will benefit boaters into the future but in order for us to do that, we want to hear the views of the people who use these waterways the most.
"We encourage all interested parties to come along to our information sessions and have their say," Mr Fraser added.
Mr Fraser said people could still provide feedback even if they could not attend the session.
The draft Regional Boating Plan for the Mid North Coast region is available at transport.nsw.gov.au/mmc and people can also email their thoughts to email@example.com until August 3.
The final Regional Boating Plan for the Mid North Coast will be released later this year.