Boat Ramp Improvements - Callala Bay
Shoalhaven City Council is currently designing an upgrade of the boat ramp off Boorawine Terrace, Callala Bay. The design and construction of this project is funded through NSW Boating Now Round 3 Program and Shoalhaven City Council.
The NSW Boating Now Program provides grant funding to improve maritime infrastructure and facilities across NSW. This investment supports the needs of recreational and commercial boaters and enables broader economic and social benefits for communities. The Program is funded from boating license, registration and other fees collected by Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Since its inception in 2014, the Program has already delivered over 200 boating projects to the benefit of boaters across the State.
The existing boat ramp at Callala Bay is in fair but ageing condition. The inclusion of an accessible floating pontoon would greatly improve accessibility and safety when launching or retrieving multiple boats. Currently, the existing boat ramp is only available to launch for an average of 6 hours per day, when the tide is at such a level that there is at least 1m of water above the toe of the ramp. The proposed ramp design would extend to a greater depth, thus increasing its usability to an average of over 22 hours per day. This significant increase in accessibility will allow the community near unrestricted access to the water.
Environmental due diligence such as impact assessments and specialist studies, and requirements to obtain licenses and permits from State Government Agencies will be explored and addressed as the project continues to be developed.
Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the suitability of the current Callala Boat Ramp Improvements Concept Plan to assist with decision-making during the development of the project.
For more information, visit the Boat Ramp Improvements - Callala Bay Get Involved webpage.
40 Boorwine Terrace, Callala Bay 2540