Fund­ing for ma­rina float­ing jetty

Pinjarra Murray Times - - STREET WATCH -

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.

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