Funding available for boating infrastructure upgrades

News Date: 30 Nov 2017

Category: Ports

Up to $1.5 million will be made available for new and improved recreational boating facilities across Western Australia 

Eligible authorities will have until February 2018 to apply for a grant to improve public recreational boating facilities. 

Round 23 of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme opened today with $1.5 million available for allocation next year. 

Local government authorities, State Government agencies and statutory authorities can apply for funds for the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings, breakwaters and new channels directly related to a public recreational boating facility.

Land-based infrastructure at public boating facilities, such as trailer parking areas, toilets and boating signage are also eligible.

Recreational boating enthusiasts throughout Western Australia are urged to discuss with eligible authorities, ideas for new projects or improvements to current infrastructure.

Boating facility managers can apply for up to 75 per cent of the cost of a project, with the maximum grant available set at $750,000. 

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti encouraged boat owners to speak to the right people in order to source upgrades. 

"With $1.5 million available for allocation, it's now time for recreational boat owners to discuss project proposals with their local boating facility manager as only eligible authorities can apply for grants.

"It's appropriate boat owners contribute to the decision-making as they make a direct contribution to the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, as it is partly funded from boat registration fees.

"In WA boating is very popular and the State Government is committed to working with local facility managers to provide safe and adequate infrastructure."

 

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