Boat berths in Brunswick Heads are in line for a $2.8 million upgrade as part of the NSW Government’s maritime stimulus commitment.


Local Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said the stimulus funding would enable work to improve access and upgrade maritime-related facilities.


“Brunswick Heads is one of the top locations in NSW where enquiries are received by Transport for NSW from boat owners keen to get a berth,” Mr Franklin said.


 “With boating at an all-time high, this investment in maritime infrastructure and safety upgrades could not be better timed.


 “This work will involve replacing berths which have reached the end of their service life while also increasing the number of berths and therefore capacity for storage of recreational boats in this harbour.”


Planning for this work will be carried out in 2021 and tenders will be sought for design and construction work once survey investigations and stakeholder engagement is carried out.


A $205 million investment in maritime infrastructure and safety upgrade projects across NSW will create nearly 1300 employment opportunities with local projects to be supported by local jobs wherever possible.


This stimulus package will improve infrastructure such as wharves, breakwaters and amenities and will create jobs and assist the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.