Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million 2015-16 Boating Safety and Facilities Program (BSFP) is now open.
Victorian boating groups, local councils and other community organisations across Western Victoria are encouraged to apply for grants to improve local boating facilities and waterway safety until 16 September 2015.
BSFP grants are available for projects that make recreational boating a safer and more enjoyable experience for locals and visitors to Western Victoria.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP:
“The Boating Safety and Facilities Program is an opportunity for local community groups, councils and waterway management agencies across Western Victoria 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 make boating in Western Victoria a safer and fun
activity for all local residents.”