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 improved boating facilities

    28/05/2013 12:00 AM
    • Twenty-six boating projects share $4million in funding
    • The grants scheme fosters partnerships with local authorities to provide facilities for WA’s growing recreational boating community

    Recreational skippers around the State will share the benefits of 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 26 projects across Western Australia would receive funding.


    “This cash injection into regional and metropolitan boating facilities and infrastructure will ensure local facilities meet the needs of WA’s growing boating community,” Mr Buswell said.


    Mr Grylls said Royalties for Regions was improving boating facilities in regional communities across the State with a $20million boost to 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,” Mr Grylls said.


    Mr Buswell said the RBFS fostered strong partnerships between the State and local governments and other authorities which significantly benefitted the boating community in WA.


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


              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


    Successful Round 18 RBFS applications


    City of Albany
    Kalgan River feasibility study
    Shire of Broome
    Town Beach boat ramp
    City of Bunbury
    Stirling St parking
    City of Bunbury
    Sykes Foreshore boat ramps
    City of Busselton
    Georgette St finger jetty planning
    City of Busselton
    Georgette St seasonal ramp extension
    City of Busselton
    Newton Beach access and lighting
    City of Busselton
    Quindalup Sea Rescue fencing, access and lighting
    Shire of Carnarvon
    Babbage Island Spit study
    Shire of Carnarvon
    Carnarvon Fascine channel dredging
    Shire of Dardanup
    Eaton Foreshore boating facility planning
    Shire of Denmark
    Denmark River strategic boating plan
    Shire of East Pilbara
    Cape Keraudren boat ramp planning
    Shire of Gingin
    Gingin region boating facility planning
    City of Joondalup
    Ocean Reef Boat Harbour jetty upgrade
    Shire of Katanning
    Lake Ewlyamartup ramp, toilet and access
    City of Mandurah
    Bertram St jetty and ramp replacement
    City of Mandurah
    Boat ramp information signs
    City of Mandurah
    Novara & Parkridge solar lights
    City of Mandurah
    Waterside Canal boat ramp extension
    Town of Mosman Park
    Johnston St ramp upgrade planning
    Shire of Murray
    Furnissdale car park redesign
    Shire of Murray
    Peel Estuary channel dredging master plan
    City of Rockingham
    Bent St ramp channel dredging
    Shire of Roebourne
    Dampier boat ramp upgrade
    Shire of Roebourne
    Karratha Back Beach boat ramp study
    Note: Metropolitan RBFS projects have not received Royalties for Regions funding.