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Boating Now

Published 8 September 2023 Working with partners in the Boating Now grants program to improve environmentally sustainable access to the marine estate and manage conflicting uses.
content image Completed construction of a new formal small craft launch facility to accommodate increased demand for access to the Georges River. Photo: Sutherland Shire Council.


The Boating Now grants program is improving maritime infrastructure and facilities across NSW to give recreational and commercial boaters better and safer access to NSW waterways.

Improvements to infrastructure such as jetties, wharves and boat ramps also supports important coastal industries and tourism.

The program has already funded more than 200 projects to improve the boating experience across NSW.

Boating Now funding comes from boating licence, registration and other fees collected by Transport for NSW.

The NSW Government allocated $28 million to Boating Now Round 3.



Local government areas - Statewide

Lead agency

Maritime Infrastructure Delivery Office (MIDO), NSW Maritime - Transport for NSW


  • Transport for NSW – Centre for Maritime Safety
  • Local councils
  • Private boating organisations

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