Councils share recreation funding

South East councils will receive $192,900 towards a series of coastal and camping upgrades.

The funding has been allocated through the Federal Government’s Recreation Fishing and Camping Facilities Program.

The Coorong District Council will receive $67,500 towards a $92,500 project at the Meningie boat ramp jetty.

The upgrade will improve accessibility and safety for recreational fishing and boating access.

The Meningie boat ramp jetty is valued local infrastructure used by tourists and locals as a fishing platform, and support structure for vessels launched from the Meningie boat ramp.

This project will include a new jetty platform accessed by walking from the boat ramp on to the new deck via a ramp which will make it easier for loading, both people and gear, on to a wide range of watercraft with fishing and other recreational uses.

Wattle Range Council has been allocated $87,000 towards a $140,250 project at the Beachport boat ramp.

The grant will see replacement of two of the three pontoons at Beachport boat ramp including installation of handrails (One is newly installed as part of the 2015 upgrade).

The two existing pontoons have been repaired multiple times and are now at end of life requiring replacement.

The handrail is an added safety feature due to the slope, particularly at low tide.

Tatiara District Council will receive $38,400 towards a $48,626 project at the Bordertown lake.

The project will see the replacement of 30-year-old toilet block at new RV camping facilities and the installation of two picnic tables.

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