Boost for Recreational Fishing, Camping and Boating in Victoria
The Australian government’s $ 20 million recreational fishing and camping facilities program will fund eight projects across Victoria to improve boat launch and jetty facilities.
Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the recreational fishing and camping facilities program would bring in $ 20 million nationwide over three years.
“This program will provide new and renewed infrastructure for our recreational fishing, camping and boating community,” said Minister Littleproud.
“This program fulfills our 2019 electoral pledge for more fishing opportunities for all Australians.”
Deputy Forestry and Fisheries Minister Jonno Duniam said recreational fishing, boating and camping contribute to the health and well-being of many Australians and bring significant benefits to regional areas.
“Recreational fishing is an important leisure activity that brings economic and social benefits to the Australian community and is part of the Australian way of life for all ages and for all socio-economic backgrounds,” said Deputy Minister Duniam.
“Improving facilities and access to recreational fishing, boating and camping areas will provide locals and visitors with better opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while camping and fishing in our rivers and on the coast. .
Victorian Fisheries and Boating Minister Melissa Horne said eight projects had been funded across Victoria, Lakes Entrance, Rippleside, Tullaroop, Warrnambool, Waranga and Yarrawonga as part of the $ 1.44 million in grants that would improve infrastructure across the state.
“We have worked closely with local communities to understand the priorities and needs, in order to provide the best results for fishermen and boaters,” said Minister Horne.
“These upgrades will provide new and renewed infrastructure to allow residents and visitors to enjoy the fabulous rivers and waterways our state has to offer with ease.”