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The state and federal governments have combined to provide $ 1.7 million in funding to local councils in South Australia to help water and boating projects.
As South Australians look forward to a summer vacation filled with boating, camping and fishing, more than a dozen projects will encourage South Australians to get out and enjoy the natural environment and to stimulate regional economies.
Cape Jervis and the Bluff boat launch in Encounter Bay received over $ 400,000 for three projects.
Deputy Forestry and Fisheries Minister Jonno Duniam said about $ 1.7 million would go to South Australia’s projects under the $ 20 million recreational fishing and fishing facilities program. Australian government campsite.
“We know how Australians love exploring the great outdoors and many of them will take the Tinnie out on the water, pitch a tent or throw a line during the summer break,” said Deputy Minister Duniam.
“This is an exciting fundraising program for South Australian councils to upgrade, maintain or build new boating, marine rescue, fishing and camping facilities.
“Grants range from approximately $ 30,000 to $ 200,000, with the overall value of these projects estimated to be over $ 2.5 million.”
Southern Australian Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the new projects were spread across the state, spurring growth in the regions and providing tangible support to the estimated 277,000 Southern Australians who fish recreationally.
“These 15 approved fishing, camping and boating projects are spread across our state, from Kangaroo Island to Beachport, from Fishery Bay to Bordertown and Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis,” Mr. Basham said.
“Projects range from installing new piers to constructing or upgrading toilet blocks, all of which are important to attracting and supporting recreational fishing, boating and camping in our regions.
“As Southern Australians look to their summer vacation, I am pleased to announce these projects which demonstrate the vital support of the Morrison Coalition Government and the Liberal Marshall Government to our recreational fishermen and regional communities.
“We know that when people fish there are significant economic benefits as people often stay in regional communities, visit the local fishing tackle store and eat in restaurants, which support all local jobs.
“Improving these facilities provides residents and visitors with better opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and the diverse landscapes of our state. “
Approved projects include – Town of Victor Harbor – Encounter Bay Channel ($ 200,000 for a $ 350,000 project). Construction and installation of 12 new beacons and bases for the Encounter Bay channel providing secure access from the Bluff boat launch to the Southern Ocean.
The new channel markers will be structurally more robust to reduce the risk of continued damage and tipping during large swells and storms. The beacons will increase safety and improve the experience for all users of the Encounter Bay Channel, including recreational fishers, boaters, tourist charterers and emergency services.
Le Bluff ($ 70,211 for a project of $ 160,422). The project will provide new infrastructure in the construction of a toilet facility at the Bluff boat launch, Encounter Bay. The new facility will enhance the recreational fishing and boating experience by providing two unisex cabins (ambulant and compliant with access).
Yankalilla District Council – Cape Jervis ($ 140,000 for a project of $ 218,935). The Cape Jervis boat launch, used by commercial and recreational fishermen, has deteriorated and is now considered unsafe and unfit for use.
The grant is to help fund a 2m wide floating pontoon in the center of the launching ramp, leaving a 4m wide ramp path on each side, making the launching ramp more safe and improving boat traffic.
Kangaroo Island Council – Emu Bay ($ 70,000 for a $ 80,000 project). The campgrounds that support this recreational fishing destination do not have on-site restrooms, which is a deterrent for families and those wishing to camp overnight.
The current single toilet is approximately 160 meters away. It is proposed that a new toilet be installed at the campsite.
Barunga West Council – Port Broughton ($ 200,000 for a $ 275,000 project). The project includes the purchase and installation of a new pontoon jetty at Port Broughton to support recreational fishing and improve access for anglers.
The new pier will extend the existing T-piece by approximately 50 meters for recreational fishing and will also provide a larger home base for recreational fishing and sailing boats.
Coorong – Meningie District Council ($ 67,500 for a $ 92,500 project). Meningie Boat Ramp Jetty Improved accessibility and safety for recreational fishing and access to boating. Meningie Boat Ramp Pier is a popular local infrastructure used by tourists and locals as a fishing platform and support structure for ships launched from the Meningie Boat Ramp.
This project will include a new jetty platform accessible by walking from the boat launch to the new bridge via a ramp that will facilitate loading, both people and equipment, on a wide range of boats for fishing and other recreational uses.
Lower Eyre Peninsula – Fishery Bay District Council ($ 135,544 for a $ 169,430 project). This project will demarcate three campsites, provide pedestrian access to the beach, improve access for existing vehicles to minimize coastal erosion, undertake revegetation, create parking, install garbage cans, fire pits and signage. By defining the campsites, access can be controlled and use defined.
Loxton Waikerie – Loxton District Council ($ 157,000 for a $ 202,000 project). The Loxton Boat Launch and Dock Improvement Project will improve safety and accessibility to the Murray River and increase participation in recreational fishing, boating and camping.
Port Pirie Regional Council – Solomontown ($ 100,000 for a $ 165,000 project). The Port Pirie Regional Council will continue to improve the work on the Solomontown launching facilities. Council intends to reorganize the parking lot and rigging area to improve safety and access for users of the boat launch. It is proposed to improve the rigging and clearance lanes, as well as the boat washing area.
Wattle Range Council – Beachport ($ 87,000 for a $ 140,250 project). Replacement of two of the three pontoons at Beachport Boat Ramp, including installation of handrails (one is newly installed as part of the 2015 upgrade). The two existing pontoons have been repaired several times and are now at the end of their life requiring replacement. The handrail is an additional safety element due to the slope, especially at low tide.
Renmark Paringa – Murtho Council ($ 75,000 for a $ 80,000 project). Provision of a sanitary block at Murtho which is a popular spot for recreational fishing and camping (free) and has a boat launch. Currently there are no toilets.
Yorke Peninsula Council – Point Turton ($ 29,770 for a $ 33,270 project). The Point Turton Groyne Access Improvement Project will see improvements to the boat launch breakwater to increase accessibility for land fishing. The work will consist of repairs to the washed out sections of the breakwater, to then allow the grading and concreting of the crown to form a user-friendly path.
Yorke Peninsula Council – Various locations including Sturt Bay ($ 139,987.44 for $ 269,987 in projects). This project aims to provide sufficient facilities to ensure that visitors and the environment are not affected by unmanaged human waste and, therefore, improve the fishing camping experience.
Barunga West Council – Port Broughton ($ 200,000 for a $ 260,469 project). The project involves installing a block of permanent public facilities at the Port Broughton boat launch to support recreational fishing and improve the user experience for anglers visiting Port Broughton.
Tatiara District Council – Bordertown Lake ($ 38,400 for a $ 48,626 project). This project will see the replacement of the more than 30-year-old toilet block in the new RV camping facilities and the installation of two picnic tables.