April 19, 2016

The Hawkesbury City Council has completed the first stage of upgrades to the Governor Phillip Reserve Boat Ramp facility in Windsor, as part of a half-a-million dollar state and local government investment project.

The new boat ramp jetty was officially opened by Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford and State Member for Hawkesbury, Dominic Perrottet, unveiling a plaque celebrating the completion of the first stage of upgrades.

The improvements to the facility include a new timber jetty near the existing boat ramp, stabilising the riverbank and formalising the access pathway between the boat ramp and existing pontoon.

Mayor Ford says: “Governor Phillip is a key reserve containing the Hawkesbury’s main boat ramp and is home to many major boating events.”

“The jetty is multi-levelled to facilitate boat access through tidal fluctuations and to improve the capacity of the existing ramp facility during events and peak times.”

“The upgrades have been completed to ensure that they are accessible for all community members. Ramps have been designed to accommodate wheelchair access and assist those with walking difficulties.”

“The upgrades will definitely improve the experience of our residents and visitors, increasing recreational opportunities at the Reserve. The jetty is not just for boats, it can also be used for fishing and a nice walk.”

The second stage of the project, which involves upgrading the boat-ramp car park, is expected to be finished by the middle of the year.

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