Regional boating plan call out

Recreational boaters and maritime stakeholders across the South Coast and Illawarra are being urged to have their say on the future of boating on major waterways.

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said community consultation had begun on identifying the projects and priorities for the coming years to ensure local waterways were safe and accessible.

"We want to hear from the people who use our waterways the most. These include our everyday recreational boaters, members of the maritime industry and anyone else with an interest in local waterways," Mrs Hancock said.

"Everyday boaters, local sporting organisations and other local groups will initially be able to have their say by taking part in an online survey."

The survey is available at transport.nsw.gov.au until the end of March.

"All of the feedback we receive will help us produce a draft boating plan for the Shoalhaven and Illawarra. Transport for NSW will visit each region to talk to the community so people will have another chance to look at and provide feedback to the plans before they are bedded down.

"It is expected that the regional boating plan for our region will be finalised well before next summer's boating season," she said.

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