Media Release- $750k Forster boat harbour works complete

The pontoon is in use already, these visitors from Newcastle are amongst the first to benefit.
The pontoon is in use already, these visitors from Newcastle are amongst the first to benefit.

MidCoast Council has completed a $750,000 upgrade to the mooring and wharf facilities of the Forster Boat Harbour on schedule.

“Council engaged contractors to undertake construction, renewal and maintenance works including replacement of the existing southern floating pontoon structure; construction of a new loading /unloading pontoon structure at the boat ramp; and various repairs to other harbour facilities” said Council’s Manager of Property and Buildings Services, Mr John Dougherty.

“The southern pontoon, which had reached the end of its design life, has been replaced and repairs were also undertaken on the northern smaller pontoon.  In addition, a brand new ‘finger’ pontoon was installed to assist with boat boarding close to the boat ramp” said Mr Dougherty.

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In addition, general repairs and maintenance were carried out on the timber jetty and wharves.

“These works were funded by various government grants, including major support from the Department of Crown Lands, Road and Maritime Services Regional Boating program and accumulated profits from the operation of the mooring facilities at the boat harbour” said Mr Dougherty.

The works commenced in May 2016 and were completed on schedule.  These major works are expected to serve mariners in Forster for the next 20 years.


The new finger pontoon near the boat ramp in Forster Boat Harbour.


One thought on “Media Release- $750k Forster boat harbour works complete

  1. thank you non urban land owners for the $3,000000 in rates that all go to keeping forster alive.
    meanwhile back where the actual non urban land is – north arm cove as an example – cant even get funding for a dinghy launch pad. apparently midcoast didnt have the few thousand it would cost. I wonder where all the money went?

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