NSW Shadow Minister for Lands, the Hon. Mick Veitch MLC, and Country Labor Candidate for Bega, Leanne Atkinson, met with representatives of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW at Tuross Head on Friday Feb 8th to make the announcement that a Daley Labor Government, if elected on 23 March, will rollout $250,000 in boating and fishing safety measures along the Far South Coast.
“Labor wants to support better, safer boating and fishing along the Far South Coast,” Mr Veitch said.
“These are some of the best places in NSW to get out in a boat or cast a line – we want to make sure that people do this as safely as possible.
The funding will go towards the installation safety measures such as lighting and sand bar cameras. Web cameras are part of a suite of safety measures, which help with bar crossings along coastal NSW. They allow boat users to access the web cams to check conditions before crossing a bar.
"A Daley Labor Government will work with boaters, fishers and councils about installing better safer lighting on various boat ramps in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire Council areas" the Shadow Minister said.
“Boating and fishing is part of our way of life”, Country Labor Candidate for Bega Ms Atkinson added.
“I’ve been working hard to get this funding commitment and it is good to see this sort of response to local safety needs.”
“If elected I will work closely with fishers, boaters and the councils to make sure this funding goes to where it is most needed and can make a difference.”
VIDEO: NSW Shadow Minister for Lands, the Hon. Mick Veitch MLC, and Country Labor Candidate for Bega, Leanne Atkinson, met with representatives of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW at Tuross Head Feb 8th 2019