New fishing platform

Article image - New fishing platform (from left): Councillor Mark Kitchener, Council Coast And Estuaries Officer Ray Massie, Councillor Greg Watson, Councillor Clive Robertson, Mayor, Joanna Gash and Councillor Jemma Tribe with daughter on the new platform

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has joined fellow Councillors in inspecting the Council’s new recreational fishing platform.

Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely impressed by the project and was looking forward to casting a line.

“The stretch of bank along the Shoalhaven River foreshore adjoining Bolong Road is one of the most popular fishing spots in the entire area.

“The new fishing platform will provide local residents with a safe and comfortable place to fish while also assisting in mitigating foreshore erosion. Council engaged contractors, Wellco Enviro Civil to install the platform on the Shoalhaven River bank after successfully receiving funding from the Recreational Fishing Trust.

The project also included the installation of large rocks to assist in the stabilisation of the river bank and foreshore.

“I would like to thank the NSW State Government and Shelley Hancock for the $25,000 grant made available through the Recreational Fishing Trust as well as Council staff, in particular Ray Massie, for the hard work in bringing this project to fruition.”

Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council cofounded the project through the
2013–2014 Estuary Management Program.

The Mayor said Council will continue to engage with local landowners and State Government agencies responsible for funding bank protection works on adjoining private land.