New boating and fishing facilities for the north-west


The Federal Liberal Government has today announced funding for nine infrastructure projects across Tasmania as part of its plan for a strong economy and a stronger future.

Two projects in north-west Tasmania will receive $250,000 as part of the Liberals’ $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities program.

Liberal Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce said that investing in local community infrastructure was all part of his plan for north-west Tasmania.

“Tasmanians in the north-west love the great outdoors, particularly their boating and fishing,” Mr Pearce said.

“Recreational boating and fishing is not just good for the soul - it's also good for our economy.

“This investment will bring some of our regional infrastructure up to scratch and help to attract more local tourists to the north-west to support our economic recovery.

“We want to make sure our local boating, camping and fishing facilities continue to get the love and attention they need.

“That is why our government has also committed an additional $20 million toward an extension of this program, should we be re-elected.

“We are able to commit to these investments in local infrastructure because of our strong economic management.

“Only the Liberals have a plan for a strong economy and a stronger future for north-west Tasmania.”

Tasmanian Minister for Local Government and Sport and Recreation Nic Street said recreational fishing is a great pastime and is a strong part of the Tasmanian way of life.

“It is enjoyed by many Tasmanians of all ages and these grants will help to get more people active and appreciating the outdoors,” Minister Street said.

The new projects in north-west Tasmania are:

  • $200,000 for the Burnie City Council to upgrade the South Burnie Beach, including a new boat trailer parking area, a shared pathway to the facilities and asphalting the existing road to the boating and fishing facilities.
  • $50,000 for the Waratah-Wynyard Council to construct a new pontoon at the multi-purpose facility on the banks of the Inglis River.

Fast Facts:

  • The $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program was a 2019 election commitment. This funding announcement is part of the existing $20 million program.
  • An additional $20 million was committed by a re-elected Federal Liberal Government to extend the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program on 23 April 2022.