A new $1.4 million jetty has been officially opened at Wangi Wangi.
The jetty, co-funded by Transport for NSW and Lake Macquarie City Council, was originally owned by Wangi RSL Club but was closed when it couldn’t afford repairs.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said the jetty would prove popular amongst the locals, as well as many boaters who used the lake.
“The new jetty is much bigger than the old one and provides more space for watercraft to be secured in a variety of weather conditions,” he said.
“The result is really fantastic, and I’m delighted to see it finally opened.”
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said the improvements had already been well received by the community.
“I would like to thank the Wangi Wangi community for their patience throughout this project and, while it has taken longer than planned, the upgraded facility will provide improved lake access and recreational boating opportunities for years to come,” she said.
The NSW Government provided $717,057 from its NSW Boating Now fund, while Lake Macquarie City Council chipped in $668,779 to get the project completed.
- Boating and fishing communities are reminded of the social distancing regulations which are currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jetty users are reminded to only gather in groups of two and comply with social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres.