Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Boost for Broome boating community

    28/05/2013 12:00 AM
    • Town Beach ramp project successful in gaining funding from Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme
    • One of 26 projects throughout WA in latest funding round sharing in $4million

    Recreational boating enthusiasts will benefit from more than $4million in State Government funding to improve boating facilities.


    Announcing the latest round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) grants today, Transport Minister Troy Buswell and Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said Broome’s Town Beach ramp project would receive $337,500.


    Mr Buswell said the Shire of Broome had sought funding to help replace the existing boat ramp at Town Beach which had significantly deteriorated since it was constructed in 2005.


    “The new design will stabilise the ramp, improve the safety of those launching vessels and provide better access to the water,” he said.


    “It is encouraging to see the State Government working in partnership with local government and others to provide appropriate facilities for local communities.”


    A total of 26 projects throughout Western Australia received funding in the latest round.


    The RBFS provides up to 75 per cent of funding for new or improved facilities which benefit the recreational boating public.


    Mr Grylls said Royalties for Regions had committed $20million to improving regional boating facilities through the scheme


    "Boating is a big part of the lifestyle and tourism potential for regional areas, so it’s important to ensure these facilities are safe, accessible and user-friendly,” he said.


             Fact File

    • Since its introduction in 1998, RBFS has allocated more than $30million to 346 projects
    • Boat owners make a direct contribution to the RBFS as it is partly funded from boat registration fees
    • Royalties for Regions has provided a $20million boost for regional boating projects
    • More information about the RBFS at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/rbfs  or by contacting the RBFS Project Officer on 9435 7513

    Transport Minister’s office - 6552 6400