The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are inviting councils across New South Wales 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:
• boat ramps;
• marine rescue facilities;
• toilet blocks;
• fish cleaning stations;
• camping facilities; or
• other infrastructure or facilities directly associated with recreational fishing, boating, or camping.
Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall said the funding would secure new or renewed facilities for local councils to help improve facilities across the state such as boat ramps, jetties, amenity blocks and campsites.
“After a tough two years for the Australian tourism industry, this program will see improved infrastructure delivered across NSW, to help attract more tourists to our best fishing and outdoor destinations,” Mr Marshall said.
“The program is designed to support local councils to deliver new or renewed infrastructure directly related to recreational fishing, boating, and camping.
“The improvements will help bolster the recreational fishing industry, which already does so much for the state, including injecting $3.4 billion into the economy each year.
“This program will build on some of the fantastic recreational fishing facilities projects delivered with funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grants program and Habitat Action Grants.
“It will be great to see councils getting behind these grants as they provide real benefits to the state’s recreational fishing industry and economy.”
There will be two tiers of grants, those less than $50,000 and larger projects greater than $50,000.
Applications for these grants are open now and close at 5pm on January 31, 2022.
For more information, please visit DPI’s website www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing.