Minister opens new Coraki boat ramp and jetty
It is now a breeze for Coraki locals and visitors to launch their tinnies and ski boats, thanks to Richmond Valley Council obtaining funds from the NSW Government’s Boating Now Program to install a boat ramp and jetty. Council was honoured to have NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis officially open the new facilities. The new boat ramp and jetty will cater for recreational fishers, as well as tourists and locals.
The new additions will contribute to Council’s overall plans for the riverside precinct, as per the community’s priorities, with $477,820 committed to the precinct for redevelopment and upgrade. Council had undertaken community consultation on the Coraki riverfront precinct at various forums, and conducted a riverfront-specific survey of Coraki residents. Responses will be used to formulate a program of ideas including:
- flora regeneration;
- amphitheatre for events;
- bollards, pathways and interpretive signage for heritage promotion; and
- BBQs, seating and boating facilities to enhance the local community’s leisure
The boat ramp and jetty were jointly funded under the Boating Now Program ($122,820) and Council’s priority projects ($42,000), total budget of $164,820. Superior Jetties undertook the boat ramp and jetty works, with NRC Group undertaking the concrete work.