Funding announced for public boating infrastructure across WA

$1.5 million worth of funding is available for public boating infrastructure projects across WA. Photo: Emily Sharp
$1.5 million worth of funding is available for public boating infrastructure projects across WA. Photo: Emily Sharp

The latest round of funding for recreational boating facilities was announced last week with $1.5 million available for projects across WA. 

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

Transport minister Rita Saffioti said it was now time for boat owners to discuss project proposals with their boating facility manager as only eligible authorities could apply.

“The Shire’s of Murray and Busselton picked up a third of the available funding in the last round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) grants announced in April,” she said. 

“I would again encourage boating facility managers throughout the South West and Peel to put their case forward for the latest round.”

“It’s a great opportunity to encourage more people to use the South West’s stunning coastline and waterways.”

Government 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 including trailer parking areas, toilets and boating signage are also eligible.

Boating enthusiasts are urged to discuss ideas for new projects and improvements.

Forms are available via the Department of Transport with applications closing on February 6, 2018.

Where do you think the funding should be used in the South West? Email editor.bunburymail@fairfaxmedia.com.au