Back Creek Boating Access

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Consultation has concluded. A further report will be presented to Council in coming months.

As part of the Regional Boating Plan the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has conducted an investigation into improving boating access in the Back Creek precinct of South West Rocks.

The draft report looks at three key areas;

  • access into Back Creek from the ocean,
  • the day visitor area located between Humpty Back Bridge and the creek entrance
  • and the boat ramp area located off Gordon Young Drive

The report recommends considerable improvements to both the existing boat launching area and the day visitor area, such as floating pontoons, public amenities and dedicated parking bays.

As a project partner Council is working with the RMS to seek community feedback on the draft report.

There are a number of financial implications of the proposed options which are not funded within Council’s forward works program. To implement these options, consideration will need to be given to funding opportunities for specific projects including possible grants or other income sources.

Download the report from the document library, along with the report that was presented to the April meeting of Kempsey Shire Council.

Have your say by using the form to make a submission during the exhibition period, closing on Friday 9 June, 2017.



As part of the Regional Boating Plan the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) has conducted an investigation into improving boating access in the Back Creek precinct of South West Rocks.

The draft report looks at three key areas;

  • access into Back Creek from the ocean,
  • the day visitor area located between Humpty Back Bridge and the creek entrance
  • and the boat ramp area located off Gordon Young Drive

The report recommends considerable improvements to both the existing boat launching area and the day visitor area, such as floating pontoons, public amenities and dedicated parking bays.

As a project partner Council is working with the RMS to seek community feedback on the draft report.

There are a number of financial implications of the proposed options which are not funded within Council’s forward works program. To implement these options, consideration will need to be given to funding opportunities for specific projects including possible grants or other income sources.

Download the report from the document library, along with the report that was presented to the April meeting of Kempsey Shire Council.

Have your say by using the form to make a submission during the exhibition period, closing on Friday 9 June, 2017.



  • Please complete the online submission form to provide your feedback on the draft Back Creek Boating Access Improvements Report .

    Consultation has concluded. A further report will be presented to Council in coming months.
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