FUNDING A BETTER BOATING FUTURE FOR ALL VICTORIANS

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FUNDING A BETTER BOATING FUTURE FOR ALL VICTORIANS

Post by fishingvic » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 am

FUNDING A BETTER BOATING FUTURE FOR ALL VICTORIANS


Media contact: Kieran Jones 0421 031 900 | kieran.jones@minstaff.vic.gov.au
Tuesday, 13 October 2020

FUNDING A BETTER BOATING FUTURE FOR ALL VICTORIANS

The Victorian Government will deliver on its promise to reinvest boating fees directly back into the industry, with a new dedicated fund set to invest millions of dollars back into boating each year.
The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.
Legislation introduced into Parliament today will create the Fund, which will be dedicated to priorities including recreational boating facilities and boating safety and education across the state.
The Fund will also ensure there is more transparency for boaters to see where their licence and registration fees go.
The Victorian Government will develop a strategy to determine the priorities for investment and this strategy will be co-designed with key boating stakeholders.
The development of the strategy will be a priority once the legislation has been introduced and there will be opportunities for public engagement throughout the process.
The Government has already abolished all boat ramp parking and launching fees, saving families up to $315 a year on annual parking permits.
A major $40 million investment is also going towards upgrading six priority boat ramps across the state. Work is underway at the Hastings boat ramp and Cowes Jetty, and planning for the upgrades of Mordialloc, Queenscliff, Point Richards and Rhyll boating facilities is progressing.
Boat ramps and jetties are also now open thanks to an easing of coronavirus restrictions, and people can go fishing and boating within five kilometres of home for a maximum of two hours.
A limit of either one household or a maximum of five people from two households can go out together as long participants can safely socially distance and wear a face mask.
Recreational boating supports more than 20,000 jobs and is worth almost $8 billion a year to the Victorian economy, with the number of boating registrations increasing by 2.5 per cent on average each year over the past eight years.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne
“We’re delivering on our promise to reinvest every dollar of boating fees back into recreational boating, improving boating experiences for Victorian families and supporting jobs and businesses in this important industry.”
“This is landmark legislation which will transform the way the boating industry is managed in Victoria.”
“We’re continuing to deliver important upgrades to make boating easier and safer for families across the state.”

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Post by frozenpod » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:31 am

..... how many years has this taken.......

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Post by hornet » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 am

The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.

So where did some of it go in the past ? now all of it is dedicated to go where it was suppose to go to in the first place ?

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Post by purple5ive » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:48 am

where cobby when you need him!!!
Small Fish Specialist :-D :-D :-D

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Post by cobby » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am

hornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 am
The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.

So where did some of it go in the past ? now all of it is dedicated to go where it was suppose to go to in the first place ?
Despite what was actually written into the marine safety act, and previous relevant legislation since the inception of boat registrations, the vast majority of money is either sitting in government coffers boosting their figures to those on the outside looking in. Or essentially stolen by successive governments over decades to fund whatever the hell they felt like spending it on

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Post by hornet » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:08 pm

cobby wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am
hornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 am
The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.

So where did some of it go in the past ? now all of it is dedicated to go where it was suppose to go to in the first place ?
Despite what was actually written into the marine safety act, and previous relevant legislation since the inception of boat registrations, the vast majority of money is either sitting in government coffers boosting their figures to those on the outside looking in. Or essentially stolen by successive governments over decades to fund whatever the hell they felt like spending it on
No wonder the new piers and jetties haven't come to fruition ! they mention amenities for boaters a hell of a lot but fail to mention the salt water land based fishers which out number the boaties. ( I have a boat but also fish land based ) we need more big piers !

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Post by Tackleberry » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:18 pm

cobby wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am
hornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 am
The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.

So where did some of it go in the past ? now all of it is dedicated to go where it was suppose to go to in the first place ?
Despite what was actually written into the marine safety act, and previous relevant legislation since the inception of boat registrations, the vast majority of money is either sitting in government coffers boosting their figures to those on the outside looking in. Or essentially stolen by successive governments over decades to fund whatever the hell they felt like spending it on
It is what is commonly known as Consolidated revenue .
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Post by bowl » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:14 am

hornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:08 pm
cobby wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:57 am
hornet wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:37 am
The Better Boating Fund will ensure every cent of the approximately $30 million of boat licensing and registration fees collected each year goes towards improving boating for all Victorians.

So where did some of it go in the past ? now all of it is dedicated to go where it was suppose to go to in the first place ?
Despite what was actually written into the marine safety act, and previous relevant legislation since the inception of boat registrations, the vast majority of money is either sitting in government coffers boosting their figures to those on the outside looking in. Or essentially stolen by successive governments over decades to fund whatever the hell they felt like spending it on
No wonder the new piers and jetties haven't come to fruition ! they mention amenities for boaters a hell of a lot but fail to mention the salt water land based fishers which out number the boaties. ( I have a boat but also fish land based ) we need more big piers !
Mostly do shat load of stocking fish.
Insept for hasting ramp , they done bugger all for ramps...

Landbase only think of Clifton Springs pier n now st Helens reef ..
MEGA RED!!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!

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