Upgraded Toronto boat ramp open for boating season

Date posted: 13 October 2017

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Central Coast and Planning, Mr Scot MacDonald MLC, and Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser, today opened the upgraded boat ramp at Toronto Lions Park, just in time for the warmer months.

The popular ramp is now well-equipped to accommodate the seasonal influx of boating enthusiasts, following a $435,000 rehabilitation program involving the laying of a new concrete ramp installation of rock revetments, foreshore stabilisation and improvements to the boat ramp manoeuvring area.

The work was delivered jointly by the State Government and Lake Macquarie City Council, with funding provided through the $70 million NSW Boating Now program, which provides recreational boating infrastructure throughout NSW.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser said boating was an integral part of the Lake Macquarie lifestyle enjoyed by tens of thousands of residents and visitors to the City every year.

“There is nothing better than being on Lake Macquarie on a sunny day, and Council is pleased to be working with the State Government to make a day out on our pristine lake even more accessible and enjoyable,” Cr Fraser said.

“The upgraded ramp and facilities at Toronto Lions Park will help people get out on the water quicker and easier, as well as improving the appearance of the park.”

The finishing touches have also just been made to a $433,000 upgrade to the Balmoral boat ramp vehicle and trailer parking area.

Other Boating Now projects recently completed in Lake Macquarie include a new floating pontoon at Croudace Bay’s Thomas H. Halton Park, and an extension of the Valentine jetty.

Page last updated: 13 October 2017