Daly River Boat Ramp complete

NT Government

Territory anglers are the big winners with upgrades at the Daly River Boat Ramp now complete.

The $4.35 million upgrades include the construction of a new car park, a passenger loading platform providing easy access for people of all abilities and an ablution facility – all in time for this year’s Girls Gone Fishin’ Competition which kicks off today.

Repairs will also be made to the toe of the boat ramp to provide safe boat launching at low river levels. Works are underway with offsite fabrication of concrete panels, with installation to occur when water levels are suitable.

Local company Coleman’s Contracting and Earthmoving completed the project, supporting 39 local jobs.

Supported by local Traditional Owners, the project was jointly funded under the Northern Territory Government’s $50 million RecFishing Futures Program and the Australian Government’s Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program.

It supports the NT Government’s commitment to improving recreational fishing infrastructure in the Territory.

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Quotes Attributable to Minister for Agribusiness and Fisheries, Paul Kirby:

“Fishing is a massive part of the Territory’s lifestyle and these upgrades will create more opportunities for the fishing tourism sector and local anglers.

“The construction phase has also supported close to 40 jobs – a boost for local workers.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Daly, Dheran Young:

“This is a project that I made a strong commitment to during my efforts to be elected the Member for Daly and it’s great to see our Government has delivered for locals and the fishing tourism sector.

“The upgrades address the concerns I was hearing about the car parking facilities and also deliver important improvements to safety and accessibility.”

Quotes attributable to AFANT CEO, David Ciaravolo:

“The feedback we have already received from fishers about the new facilities has been great.

“The passenger loading ramp means that people of all abilities are catered to at the Daly River for the first time, helping to ensure that top fishing locations in the NT are more accessible and inclusive for everyone.”

Northern Territory Government

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