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

    Grants for South-West boating facilities

    28/05/2013 12:00 AM
    • Seven South-West projects successful in gaining funding from Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme
    • 26 boating projects throughout WA share in latest $4million funding round
    • RBFS fosters partnerships with local authorities to provide facilities for WA’s growing recreational boating community

    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 seven projects in the South-West would share a total of $695,250.


    Mr Buswell said the City of Bunbury had been allocated $206,250 for the construction of five new launch ramps at Sykes Foreshore and a further $150,000 to upgrade and expand trailer parking at Stirling Street.


    “The City of Busselton received $126,750 for fencing and lighting at the Quindalup Sea Rescue facility, $87,375 to upgrade access and lighting at the facility at Newton Beach, $62,250 to install mats and extend the seasonal boat ramp at Georgette Street and a further $30,000 to investigate the possible inclusion of a finger jetty at the same site,” he said.


    “Increased funding for boating infrastructure, which is costly to implement and maintain, will ensure facilities meet the needs of Western Australia’s growing boating community.”


    The RBFS is managed by the Department of Transport and 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 facilities 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