New Speers Point jetty opened
25th June 2020
A $1.4 million jetty upgrade at Speers Point is now open to boaters to provide easier and safer access to Lake Macquarie.
The project, which was co-funded by Transport for NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council involved replacing the existing aging jetty with a more usable one, which includes a lower level landing to improve access for a wide variety of vessels across all tides.
State Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said this project demonstrates the benefits of the NSW Government and local government working together to deliver for the community.
“These projects are providing boaters with better and safer access to NSW waterways with upgrades and new infrastructure such as boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, car parks and sewage pump-out facilities,” Mr Piper said.
This project is one of seven jetty and boat ramp upgrades in the Lake Macquarie electorate supported in the last five years with funding from the Boating Now Program.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Councillor Kay Fraser said the improvements had already received the tick of approval by locals and boat owners.
“Speers Point jetty is such an important community asset and I am delighted to see it open and being used once again by our boating community,” Cr Fraser said.
“Our community loves to get out on the water and make the most of our beautiful lake. Speers Point jetty is a perfect spot for our boating community to stop for the day at the very popular Speers Point Park and enjoy our many wonderful recreation facilities.
“I would like to thank the Speers Point community for their patience throughout this project and while it has taken longer than planned, the upgraded facility will provide improved lake access and recreational boating opportunities for our community for years to come.”
Mr Piper said the Boating Now program is the NSW Government’s $98 million program to support initiatives which improve the boating experience in NSW, including the delivery of recreational boating infrastructure across our waterways.
Information on maritime infrastructure funding and other projects can be found at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/boatingnow