Three projects in Western Australia will receive over $900,000 in grants to upgrade facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and reversing bays, under the Morrison Government’s $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program would deliver $20 million nationally over three years.
“This program will deliver new and renewed infrastructure for our recreational fishing, camping and boating community,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This program delivers on our 2019 election commitment for more fishing opportunities for all Australians.”
Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said recreational fishing, boating and camping contributes to the health and well-being of many Australians and provides significant benefits to regional areas.
“Recreational fishing is an important leisure activity that contributes economic and social benefits to the Australian community, and is a part of the Australian way of life for all ages and for all socio-economic backgrounds,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.
“Improving facilities and access to recreational fishing, boating and camping areas will provide locals and visitors alike with better opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors by camping and fishing in our rivers and at the coast.”
Western Australian Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports Rita Saffioti said the $904,000 of grants in Western Australia this year would improve facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and associated reversing bays.
“Three projects have been allocated funding across Western Australia, in Bunbury, Rockingham and Wickham,” Minister Saffioti said.
“It’s the perfect time to holiday closer to home this year, and better facilities will make your next escape into the great Australian outdoors even better.
“We have a great tradition of camping, boating and fishing, and new and renewed infrastructure and access will help holidaymakers and locals alike to enjoy the serenity of some of the best fishing, boating and camping spots around the state.”
For more information on recreational fishing, see https://www.agriculture.gov.au/fisheries/recreational