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About the Scheme

Find out about the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme, including the current and previous rounds, and who to contact.

  What can the RBFS be used for?

Wharf Cove
Wharf Cove

The Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) was established by a Cabinet decision in July 1998 to assist the development of public recreational boating facilities in Western Australia.

RBFS grants are awarded to state, local and other government authorities for development of public recreational boating facilities in Western Australia, including:

  • Planning new public recreational boating facilities.
  • Building new public recreational boating facilities.
  • Upgrading existing public recreational boating facilities.

The RBFS benefits the boating community by:

  • Catering for the needs of both metropolitan and regional boating communities.
  • Enhancing the safety of recreational boating facilities.
  • Maintaining a clean and healthy environment for recreational boating.
  • Providing for the ongoing development and or upgrading of boating facilities.
  • Providing funding for projects that improve access to the marine environment.

For more information and advice, please contact a Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme Officer, details below.

To find out more about who may apply, please go to the Eligibility and grant categories page.

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  Funding

Sources of funding

The Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) is primarily funded by boat registration fees.

Point Peron
Point Peron

Funding limits

Grant applicants may request up to 75 per cent of a project's estimated cost. Successful projects may only receive partial funding if there are more proposals than funds than are available.

Grants awarded are subject to a maximum limit of $750,000 (excluding GST).

The minimum grant limit is $15,000.

The remaining project cost is funded by the applicant and can include government funding and in-kind contributions. These arrangements must be outlined in the initial application.

Disbursement of funds

Grants are generally paid in arrears. However, if a project is estimated to cost more than $120,000, applicants may request up to half of the grant to be paid up front.

Funding will be reduced if any project component specified in the application is not delivered.

  Successful projects - round 24

There is one round of Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) funding each financial year.

Rounds usually open in June and close in September, with successful applicants notified in December.

Total of round 24 grants ($)

Recreational Boating facilities Scheme: successful round 24 projects

Applicant Project Grant
City of Karratha Construction of a new jetty to replace the existing jetty at the Johnís Creek (Point Samson) boat launching facility. $700,000
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Realignment and upgrade of the boat ramp and jetty at Canal Rocks. $653,250
City of Rockingham  Installation of two new additional concrete boat ramp lanes and the associated reversing bays at the Point Peron boat launching facility. $500,615
City of Albany Upgrade the boat ramp and install a universal access jetty at the Emu Point boat launching facility. $145,00
City of Albany Upgrade the boat ramp and install a universal access jetty at the Lower King boat launching facility. $220,00
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Planning Study to undertake a detailed engineering design for a floating pontoon jetty structure. $200,000
Shire of Murray Planning study at the Batavia Quay boat ramp for a survey and design of a new finger jetty. $30,000
City of Greater Geraldton  Planning study at Glenfield Beach to improve the existing informal beach launch areas. $18,750
City of Mandurah Removal of all current material on the Parkridge boat ramp and replace with waffle panels. $16,410
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Planning study for a design to replace the existing jetty with a new structure at Sandy Beach Reserve, Bassendean $15,975

Total: $2,500,000

  Successful past projects

View the document below for details of previous projects completed under the Scheme.

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  Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme (RBFS) Officer.

Street address Postal address Telephone Fax Email
    (08) 9435 7532
(08) 9435 7598
  Email

 

Page last updated: Tue Dec 10 2019 7:44:24 AM