More Water Skiers To Hit The Murray In Mildura

04 July 2017

More water skiers – from beginners to the world’s fastest racers – will be able to get on the mighty Murray with the revamped Mildura boat ramp ready for action.

Minister for Sport John Eren officially opened the upgraded Mildura and District Ski Club boat ramp, made possible by a $35,000 grant from the Victorian Government.

The new concrete ramp replaces an old ramp that was more than 40 years old. It means more powerboats can be launched from the riverbank, allowing more people to get out onto the water.

It’s also a major boost to the Mildura and District Ski Club’s annual Mildura 100 – known as the fastest ski race in the world – and the Ted Hurley Classic.

A modern and safer boat ramp with better access to the river will see these major events go from strength to strength, and continue to attract thousands of visitors and competitors to Mildura each year – creating jobs and boosting the local economy.

It’s why the Labor Government is helping communities all over Victoria update tired grounds and build modern, inclusive facilities.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invested $332.8 million to improve sports facilities – from grassroots to elite – to cement Victoria as the sporting capital of Australia.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“We’re giving more people the chance to get out on the mighty Murray and make a splash in the sports they love.”

“This new boat ramp will help the Mildura District Ski Club grow and welcome more members, while bringing even more tourists to the region.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp

“This popular club hosts some of the world’s most thrilling water skiing action – and we’re building the facilities they need to continue this proud tradition for many years to come.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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