Tasmanian Premier – Securing Boating, Camping and Fishing Facilities Across Tasmania

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October 7, 2021

Roger Jaensch, Minister of Local Authorities and Planning

The Liberal Governments of Tasmania and Australia invite the Tasmanian Councils to apply for the second round of the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program (the Program) which opens today.

The program, funded by the Australian government and administered by the Government of Tasmania, provides grants to local government for the purpose of new or renewed:

  • launching ramps;
  • sea ​​rescue installations;
  • sanitary blocks;
  • fish cleaning stations;
  • camping facilities; Where
  • other infrastructure or facilities directly associated with recreational fishing, boating or camping.

Following the success of the first round of the program, the second round seeks to fund larger projects with the potential to receive co-funding from the council, which will benefit Tasmanians and visitors participating in camping, fishing and boating activities. yachting across the state.

Deputy Forestry and Fisheries Minister Jonno Duniam said recreational fishing, boating and camping contribute to the health and well-being of many Tasmanians and provide important benefits to regional areas.

“Recreational fishing is an important leisure activity that provides economic and social benefits across the country,” said Deputy Minister Duniam.

“For many of us, it’s part of the Australian way of life.

“Improving facilities and access to recreational fishing, boating and camping areas will provide locals and visitors with better opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors while camping and fishing in and around our rivers, lakes. on the side. “

Tasmanian Minister of Local Government and Planning Roger Jaensch said the new round of funding will secure new or renewed facilities statewide, such as equipment blocks, boat ramps , piers and campsites.

“We have a great tradition of camping, boating and fishing, and new and renewed infrastructure and access will help vacationers and locals enjoy the serenity of some of the best fishing, boating and boating. state camping site, ”said Minister Jaensch. noted.

Grants of between $ 50,000 and $ 200,000 can be awarded and applications close at 5:00 p.m. on November 19, 2021.

Program guidelines and application information have been sent to councils and are available from the Local Government Division of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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