Ramp fee re­lief

Shepparton News - Country News - - EUROA SHOW 2018 -

Re­gard­less of who gets elected at the Vic­to­rian elec­tion on Novem­ber 24, an­glers will see im­prove­ments to fish­ing and boat­ing fa­cil­i­ties, and boat ramp park­ing and launch­ing fees will be abol­ished.

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Jaala Pul­ford joined La­bor can­di­date for Euroa, Fionna Dep­peler-Mor­ton, at Mitchell­stown boat ramp on Oc­to­ber 31 to make the gov­ern­ment’s an­nounce­ment, which they say will make it cheaper and eas­ier for Vic­to­rian fam­i­lies to get out on the water.

But if La­bor is not re­turned to gov­ern­ment, the Coali­tion has also an­nounced that all money raised from li­cens­ing and reg­is­tra­tion fees will be used to up­grade fa­cil­i­ties, and it will also abol­ish boat ramp park­ing fees, sav­ing fam­i­lies up to $315 a year on an an­nual park­ing per­mit.

And in fur­ther good news for an­glers, the gov­ern­ment also an­nounced VicRoads will of­fer a new range of recre­ational fish­ing-de­signed li­cence plates for cars, in­tro­duced as part of the range of cus­tom plates.

Elec­tion prom­ises . . . La­bor can­di­date for the state seat of Euroa, Fionna Dep­peler-Mor­ton, Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Jaala Pul­ford and Steven Threlfall, from Trelly’s Shep­par­ton, at an an­nounce­ment about boat­ing and fish­ing last week. Picture: Rod­ney Braith­waite

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