Recreational boat fishers in WA are set for a win with submissions being called by the State Liberal Government for the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme. Funding will be allocated for the development and improvement of new and existing boating facilities for the safety and enjoyment benefit of the recreational boating experience.
Only eligible entities such as state government agencies and statutory authorities can apply for grants so recreational boaters are urged to join the discussion with their local boating facility managers to submit proposals.
“Boating is extremely popular throughout Western Australia, and the State Government is committed to providing safe and sustainable infrastructure,” said Transport Minister Bill Marmion.
Up to $1.5 million is available in the scheme with funding applications accepted for up to 75% of the cost of projects, with a maximum grant value of $750 000.
Ideas for funding applications include the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings, breakwaters and new channels directly related to a public recreational boating facility as well as land-based infrastructure at public boating facilities, such as trailer parking areas, toilets and boating signage, are also eligible.
Applications close on February 7, 2017 so Recfishwest recommends starting the discussions NOW to have applications ready with your boating facility managers. Application forms and more information are available at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/rbfs or by contacting the Department of Transport on 9435 7612.