THE long-awaited upgrades to the Davy Robinson Boating Park in Moorebank are now under way.
Premier Barry O'Farrell and Menai MP Melanie Gibbons made the announcement last Tuesday.
The $250,000 upgrade will include improved boating facilities and new ramps on the Georges River entrance point.
Stage one of the upgrade includes the widening and extension of the existing boat ramp, and the installation of a new on-ramp pontoon to assist with the boat launching and retrieval process.
Mr O' Farrell said: "Hundreds of people use the boat launching facilities at Davy Robinson Park each year."
"Making access to our waterways safer and more convenient is good news for people who use this ramp."
"Recreational boaters will be pleased to see revenue raised from registration and licence fees reinvested in infrastructure to improve marine facilities.
"The new pontoon will improve safety at the boat ramp by allowing separation of boating activities — for passenger pick-up and drop-off activity at the existing pontoon and boat launching and retrieving from the proposed new on-ramp pontoon."
Ms Gibbons said the boat ramp at Davy Robinson Park was used by a range of boating enthusiasts as well as organisations including the Australian Boating College.
"This is a busy waterway and this grant recognises the important role boating has to play in our communities and our economy," she said.