Funding scheme to help improve boating facilities in WA

Boating enthusiasts throughout Western Australia will benefit from a boost in funding available in the upcoming round of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS).

Photo courtesy of Pilbara Ports

Applications are sought for round 29 of the RBFS, with up to $2.2 million in funding available for public boating facility improvements and new projects, including $1.5 million in annual State Government funding and an additional $700,000 from the Commonwealth Government.

Funds are available for the planning, construction or upgrade of boat launching ramps, jetties, moorings, breakwaters and dredging of the new channels directly related to a public recreational boating facility.

Up to 75 per cent of the cost of a project is available, with the maximum grant set at $750,000. Application forms and more information are available at the DoT website.