Applications are now open for
20 of the
Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme.
Applications will be considered for
the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties,
moorings, breakwaters and new channels directly related to a public recreational
Land-based infrastructure at public
boating facilities - such as trailer parking areas, toilets and boating signage
- are also eligible.
Boating facility managers can apply
for up to 75 per cent of the cost of a project, with the maximum grant set at
$1.5 million in regional areas and $750,000 in the metropolitan area. The
maximum grant for maintenance dredging is $1 million and the minimum grant limit
for works projects is $15,000.
Recreational boat owners in regional
areas should discuss project proposals with their local government as only
eligible authorities can apply for grants.