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Councillors give fishing platform the green light

16 March, 2012Posted in: Community
 

On Wednesday evening councillors approved a recommendation to proceed with the construction of a recreational fishing platform along the Wingecarribee River.

The resolution enables Council to allocate $6,000 from Council’s Infrastructure Recovery Strategy program to fund the platform. This funding is in addition to the original $10,000 grant Council secured for the project from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Local fisherman were consulted to determine the most suitable location of the timber platform which will be installed along the northern bank of the Wingecarribee River, close to the low level bridge crossing along Railway Road, Burradoo.

Council’s Manager of Engineering Services Dominic Lucas said the location of the fishing platform would be easily accessible from the adjacent Bong Bong Shared Pathway.

“Access to the fishing platform will be made even more convenient once we complete the nearby proposed small car park and bus turning circle at the end of Railway Road,” he said.

“Both of these facilities have been designed to complement the new fishing platform.”

Construction of the platform will be undertaken by Wollongong based company Engineered Floors Australia.

Weather permitting, construction is anticipated to begin early April.