Grants to boost boat ramp upgrades
More than $200,000 will go towards improving boat ramps in Karratha and Exmouth.
The latest round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme grants will provide $116,985 for the Bundegi Boat Ramp usage study and $52,500 for a similar study at Tantabiddi.
The City of Karratha has been awarded $45,000 which will go towards the rebuild feasibility study of Johns Creek in Point Samson.
Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Mark Lewis said the funds would assist the development of costly boating infrastructure.
“Increased funding for boating infrastructure will ensure facilities meet the needs of WA’s growing boating community,” he said.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said 20 projects, from Wyndham to Walpole, would receive a share of $1.49 million under the scheme.
“Boating is a popular pastime in WA, with nearly 100,000 registered recreational craft throughout the State,” Mr Nalder said.
“The RBFS, which fosters partnerships with local governments and authorities, is extremely successful in helping to meet the needs of WA’s growing boating community.”
The scheme provides up to 75 per cent of funding for new or improved facilities which benefit recreational boating.
Mr Nalder said 20 of the 26 applicants in the latest grants round had been successful in securing funding.
Fifteen of the 20 projects are in regional WA.