Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock has today announced more than half a million dollars in funding through the Recreational Fishing Trust grants will allow for five new fishing projects in the region, three in the Shoalhaven and two in Wollongong.
Mrs Hancock said the projects are among a record 94 grants funded this year through the Recreational Fishing Trust grants to improve and promote recreational fishing in local areas.
The total funding of $566,745 includes
- $2,850 to Warrawong High School to continue their school sport program Project Neptune.
- $299,310 to Wollongong University to fund a study into the range of economic contributions by recreational fishing to the NSW regional economy.
- $40,490 to Shoalhaven City Council to provide safer access to existing fish cleaning tables located on intertidal rock platforms at Bendalong and Kioloa
- $78,140 to Shoalhaven Council to construct a fish friendly boardwalk and fishing platforms on the Currambene Creek/ Myola training wall to make access safe and more user friendly for fishermen
- $145,965 to Shoalhaven City Council to improve the fishing experience in the St Georges Basin Recreational Fishing Haven for boat-based and land-based fishing.
Mrs Hancock said a new round of applications are now open and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) would accept applications until Friday, 15 October.
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