Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Latest grants to launch better boating facilities

    30/05/2016 3:30 PM
    • Nearly $1.5 million to improve recreational boating facilities throughout WA
    • Funding to develop new facilities and improve existing infrastructure
    • Grants to benefit nearly 100,000 boat owners and enthusiasts 

    The Liberal National Government has allocated nearly $1.5 million to ensure ongoing improvements to recreational boating facilities throughout Western Australia.


    Announcing the latest round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) grants, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said 20 projects located from Wyndham to Walpole would receive a share of $1.49 million.


    "The biggest single grant of the round was $171,750 to the City of Busselton for the redevelopment of the boat trailer parking layout at Port Geographe Boat Marina," Mr Nalder said.


    "The Shire of Gingin received two grants totalling $204,028 to enable an upgrade of the foreshore boat launching facility at Guilderton, including a new finger jetty, and improved trailer parking to streamline the boat launching process.


    "Boating is a popular pastime in WA, with nearly 100,000 registered recreational craft throughout the State.


    "The RBFS, which fosters partnerships with local governments and authorities, is extremely successful in helping to meet the needs of WA's growing boating community."


    The scheme 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.


    Eligible authorities may also apply for planning grants which result in detailed plans, cost estimates, approvals or similar for public recreational boating facilities.


    The Minister said 20 of the 26 applicants in the latest grants round had been successful in securing funding, with 15 of the 20 projects located in regional WA.


    Fact File

    • The RBFS has allocated nearly $43.5 million to 415 projects since its inception in 1998
    • Boat owners make a direct contribution to the RBFS as it is primarily funded from boat registration fees
    • Individuals cannot apply for grants - applications can only be made by eligible authorities
    • More information about the scheme is available at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/rbfs or by contacting the RBFS project officer on 9435 7612 

    Minister's office - 6552 6400


    Applicant Project Grant
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverEllis Street Boat Ramp Trailer Parking Bays$166,955
    Shire of BroomeTown Beach Boat Ramp Flexmats Study$40,000
    City of BusseltonPort Geographe Boat Trailer Parking Layout Redevelopment$171,750
    Department of Parks and Wildlife Canal Rocks Jetty Redesign Study$33,750
    Shire of ExmouthBundegi Boat Ramp Jetty Upgrade$116,985
    Shire of ExmouthTantabiddi Boat Ramp Usage Study$52,500
    Shire of GinginGuilderton Foreshore Boat Ramp Finger Jetty$150,144
    Shire of GinginGuilderton Foreshore Trailer Parking Upgrade$53,884
    City of JoondalupOcean Reef Boat Harbour Access Pathway$25,875
    City of KarrathaJohns Creek (Point Samson) Jetty Rebuild Study$45,000
    City of MandurahMandurah Foreshore Jetty Modification$169,875
    City of MandurahMandurah Ocean Marina Universal Access Public Jetty Study$30,000
    Shire of Manjimup Walpole Jetty Car Park Upgrade Study$30,000
    City of Melville Deep Water Point Boat Ramp Detailed Design$63,938
    City of Melville Point Walter Boat Ramp Detailed Design$71,438
    Shire of Murray Furnissdale Boat Launching Facility Design and Construction$90,000
    Shire of NorthamptonKalbarri Northern Boat Ramp Finger Jetty$60,000
    City of RockinghamPoint Peron Boat Launching Facility Detailed Design$45,000
    Rottnest Island AuthorityFuel Jetty Design and Evaluation$19,087
    Shire of Wyndham East KimberleyWyndham Boat Launching Facility Planning$60,000



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