Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    Grants for metropolitan boating facilities

    28/05/2013 12:00 AM
    • Three metropolitan projects successful in gaining funding from Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme
    • Twenty-six boating projects share $4million in funding
    • RBFS fosters partnerships with local authorities to provide facilities for WA’s growing recreational boating community

     Recreational boating enthusiasts will share in 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 said three projects in the metropolitan area would share a total of $985,500.


    Mr Buswell said $487,500 had been allocated to the City of Rockingham for dredging work to create a new navigation channel between the Bent Street boat launching ramp and Warnbro Sound and improve safety.


    “A second grant of $450,000 to the City of Joondalup will be used to replace the existing jetties at Ocean Reef Boat Harbour which will be replaced with modern floating jetties reducing damage to vessels and providing improved access to users,” he said.


    “The Town of Mosman Park received $48,000 for planning work associated with an upgrade to the launching ramp at Johnston Street.”


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


    “The RBFS is funded from boat registration fees and increased funding for boating infrastructure in regional WA is also being boosted under the Royalties for Regions program,” the Minister said.


    “This funding for boating infrastructure, which is costly to implement and maintain, will ensure safe facilities can be enjoyed by the local community.”


    The RBFS is managed by the Department of Transport (DoT) and provides up to 75 per cent of funding for new or improved facilities which benefit the recreational boating public.


              Fact File

    • The RBFS, administered by DoT, has allocated more than $30million to 346 projects since its inception in 1998
    • More information about the RBFS at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/rbfs  or by contacting the RBFS Project Officer on 9435 7513

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400