Funding for marina floating jetty
CONSTRUCTION of a new 50m public universal access floating jetty at Mandurah Ocean Marina is one of nine projects to win funding in the latest round of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS). The project will cost $157,965. RBFS funding was keenly sought this year, with 18 eligible applications seeking total grant funding of about $4.32 million.
Transport Minister Rita Safiotti said the successful projects would be a significant boost to recreational boat users.
Mrs Saffioti said boating and fishing was a way of life for many West Australians and the grants were an acknowledgement of that local culture.
Boating facility managers can apply to the Department of Transport for grants of up to 75 per cent of the estimated project cost, with a maximum amount of $750,000.
Applications can be made for the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings and new channels directly related to a public boating facility.
Eligible land-based infrastructure at public boating facilities includes trailer parking, toilets, fish cleaning stations, lighting and signage.