"Invest in opportunities for water sports in the reinforcement of the Grebbedijk"
Rijkswaterstaat, the water boards, the province and Wageningen are working on a project to improve the dyke. This is a gigantic project and requires a vision on how we want to deal with the landscape. In addition to guaranteeing that the Uiterwaarden can maintain its authentic and peaceful appearance, we want to invest in a puddle / runway / area for recreational sports. Rowers, sailors and in the winter skaters have to find their place here. This is a one-time opportunity!
As Connect Wageningen, we believe that sport is very important to keep up with your health and well-being. In recent years, the municipality has mainly focused on sports facilities and on young people with weight problems. It's a nice start, but with a small extra budget we can do a lot more. For example, we think that sport can be used more for 'branding' and we think it lacks a focus on weakened elderly people. That is precisely where sport is important. In the upcoming 4 years, the enormous restructuring of the Grebbedijk will offer great opportunities. We will certainly focus on space for water sports enthusiasts!
In Wageningen € 3.8 million of the € 93 million goes to sports, which is about 4.1% of the total budget. In the execution of our plans, excluding the Grebbedijk, the costs would increase to approximately € 3.9 million.