The Andrews Labor Government has made it easier and cheaper for boaters and fishers to get out on the water with every public boat ramp in Victoria now free for parking and launching.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited Mordialloc Boat Ramp today to announce fees would be scrapped at the last public boat ramp to be made free across Victoria.
The abolition of fees at the Mordialloc boat ramp marks the final delivery of this major election commitment and will save families launching at Mordialloc around $155 a year on an annual parking permit – making it that little bit easier for people to enjoy some time on the water.
Boat ramps at Queenscliff, Frankston, Patterson River, Altona, Warmies, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Portland, Corinella, Lake Nagambie, Torquay, Port Welshpool, Tooradin, Lake Eildon, Werribee South and the Western District have all been made free in time for the busy boating season.
Boaters can also look forward to better facilities at Mordialloc as part of the Labor Government’s unprecedented investment in boating and fishing that will ensure every dollar of licence and registration revenue goes towards improving boating facilities and safety.
Better Boating Victoria is building on the success of the Government’s record investment in the Target One Million program, which includes a huge boost to fish stocking, a new native fish hatchery and better planning for fishing tourism.
Better Boating Victoria was established earlier this year to oversee the introduction of free parking and launching, and deliver upgrades and maintenance across the state, starting at Mordialloc, Queenscliff, Point Richards, Hastings, Rhyll and Cowes Jetty.
For more information visit, betterboating.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford
“We promised to make it cheaper and easier for Victorians to get out on the water, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”
“With summer around the corner, every public boat ramp in Victoria is now free so more families can enjoy their time on our stunning bays, lakes and rivers.”
Quote attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“This is fantastic for boaters getting out on the water in Mordialloc – making it easier to enjoy what our beautiful bay has to offer.”
Quote attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“Making it free to park and launch a boat will not only help get more locals out on the water, it will also provide a boost to the local economy.”