Shire of Gingin receives funds to assess impact of boat harbour in Ledge Point

Shire of Gingin receives funds to assess impact of boat harbour in Ledge Point

SHIRE of Gingin will receive $43,227 from the State Government to assess the impact of a proposed boat harbour in Ledge Point.

The project was one of nine that secured funding in the latest $1.5 million round of the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme.

Gingin Shire President Sam Collard said the Shire was grateful for the funding and would continue working with the State Government to bring the project to fruition.

“It will bring much needed improvements to tourism and boat safety in this region,” he said.

Boating facility managers could apply to the Department of Transport for grants of up to 75 per cent of the estimated project cost, with the maximum limited to $750,000.

“Upgrading recreational boating facilities adds to the amenity of communities close to WA’s beautiful waterways, and in some cases assist with local tourism and employment,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

“Boating and fishing is a way of life for many West Australians and these grants are an acknowledgment of that local culture.”

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