New South Wales nationals from states and federal governments are calling on New South Wales councils to apply for $ 2.1 million in grants under the recreational fishing and camping facilities program.
The program, funded by the NSW Nationals in the Federal Government and administered by the NSW Nationals in the State Government, provides grants to local government for the purpose of new or renewed:
• launching ramps;
• sea rescue facilities;
• sanitary blocks;
• fish cleaning stations;
• camping facilities; Where
• other infrastructure or facilities directly associated with recreational fishing, boating or camping.
National Agriculture and West New South Wales Minister Adam Marshall said the funding would secure new or renewed facilities to local councils to help improve facilities across the state , such as boat launches, piers, amenity blocks and campsites.
“After two difficult years for the Australian tourism industry, this program will see improved infrastructure delivered throughout New South Wales, to help attract more tourists to our top fishing and outdoor destinations,” said said Mr. Marshall.
“The program is designed to help local councils provide new or renewed infrastructure directly related to recreational fishing, boating and camping.
“The improvements will help strengthen the recreational fishing industry, which already does a lot for the state, including injecting $ 3.4 billion into the economy each year.
“This program will build on some of the fantastic recreational fishing facility projects that have been made possible with funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust Grant Program and Habitat Action Grants.
“It will be great to see the councils support these grants as they provide real benefits to the state’s recreational fishing industry and economy.”
There will be two levels of grants, those under $ 50,000 and larger projects over $ 50,000.
Applications for these grants are open now and close at 5 p.m. on January 31, 2022.
For more information, please visit the DPI website www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing.