Applications Open for Boating Safety and Facility Grants

This week applications opened for the Victorian Government’s $8 million 2015-16 Boating Safety and Facilities Program (BSFP).

Victorian boating groups, local councils and other community organisations across the City of Kingston are encouraged to apply for grants to improve local boating facilities and waterway safety.

BSFP grants are available for projects that are making recreational boating a safer and more enjoyable experience for locals and visitors.

In Victoria alone the boating industry provides an economic contribution worth $4.5 Billion dollars.

Specifically, the Mordialloc Creek is home to a mix of facilities and caters for a number of different boat types. This grant program will ensure capacity can be maintained to meet increasing demand for boat launching and berthing on the eastern side of Melbourne.

The program has typically funded:

  • Boating infrastructure improvements including upgrades to boat ramps, jetties, trailer parking and minor access dredging
  • Master planning for significant boating projects in new or established locations
  • Search and rescue including assisting recognised rescue groups to undertake training and purchase new rescue boats and equipment
  • Aids to navigation including provision of signage, buoyage, navigational aids and vessel traffic systems.

Applications for grants close on 16 September 2015.

For more information about the program visit www.economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/bsfp or for assistance with your application please contact the Grants Administration Team on 1800 337 222, or email boating.grants@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP

“The Boating Safety and Facilities Program is an opportunity for local community groups, councils and waterway management agencies across to secure much needed upgrades to local waterway infrastructure.”

“I’d like to encourage interested groups to apply for a BSFP grant before applications close on 16 September 2015 and help improve boating activities in the City of Kingston.”

“The Mordialloc Creek is a key attraction for the bayside region and houses a boating community comprising of boat hire businesses, yacht clubs, angling club, boat building and restoration and private moorings. I encourage all those involved in the creek to apply for a grant.”

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