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In a Liberal party promotion issued on May 13th on behalf of Warren Mundine titled "The Morrison Government will invest $200,000 to upgrade the Tuross Head jetty to support the growing recreational fishing and boating community" it states: The Morrison Government will invest $200,000 to upgrade the Tuross Head jetty to support the growing recreational fishing and boating community.

The proposed upgrade would focus on increased capacity to accommodate more boats and trailers as well as improving accessibility for fishers and the community at large.

Liberal for Gilmore Warren Mundine said the cost was based on a design to replace the fishing and boating jetty with three levels of decking to accommodate the tide. “The existing jetty has served the community well over many years,” Mr Mundine said.

“But the jetty can really only accommodate one boat at a time – the enlargement and improvements to disability access will be a game changer for the surrounding community.

“In addition, the Tuross Head Fishing Club has an annual catch and release fishing event which attracts hundreds of people and the Tuross Head Country Club is preparing to run a second tournament each year.

“These are fantastic local events and this investment will go a long way to supporting their ongoing success.”

Senator Arthur Sinodinos said a re-elected Morrison Government would deliver the much needed upgrade as a priority.

“The boating jetty is not just popular with recreational anglers and the people of Tuross Head, it is used by fishing clubs from as far afield as Canberra.”

“This announcement reinforces our commitment to the region and its recreational and tourism opportunities.”

The investment comes after Mr Mundine visited Tuross Head and met with Tuross Head Progress Association secretary John Tilbrook and Tuross Head Fishing Club life member Max Castle.

Above; Warren Mundine with Max Castle Mr Tilbrook welcomed the announced. “The Tuross Lake is an extremely popular fishing destination for recreational fishers, and a new fishing and boating jetty will be enjoyed by locals and holiday makers alike, and the anticipated increased numbers of visitors will be a boon to local businesses that rely on tourism for their livelihood.” Mr Tilbrook said.

Tuross Head is a recreational fishing haven known by anglers for the diversity of fish habitats, from the main waterway and numerous bays to the creeks, channels and mini lakes in the system.

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