$6M FISHING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

2 April 2017

$6M FISHING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

A new boat ramp at Shady Camp and a car park at Dundee Beach ramp were among the $6 million worth of projects announced at the Amateur Fishing Association of the Northern Territory’s (AFANT) AGM today.

Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, announced the projects that have been prioritised as part of the Territory Government’s $50 million commitment to recreational fishing infrastructure over the next five years.

“Fishing is a huge part of what makes the Territory a great place to live and visit – it’s a big part of what attracts people here and what keeps them here,” Mr Vowles said.

“We are honouring our commitment to invest in job creating infrastructure that will enhance recreational fishing in the Territory.

“We have fast-tracked $6 million worth of infrastructure works on projects such as building a new boat ramp at Shady Camp and building car parking facilities adjacent to the Dundee Beach boat ramp.

“These projects have been identified as priorities by AFANT and we have listened and taken action to deliver them. They will make a big difference to local anglers.

“This $6 million spending is part of the Government’s $120 million of fast-tracked infrastructure projects to stimulate the Territory economy.

“This investment in infrastructure development will also create in-direct jobs for fishing tour operators, fishing tackle shops, boat sales and servicing and the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors that cater to tourists and locals alike.”

Prioritised projects:

  • Upgrade Corroboree Billabong road
  • Seal Middle Arm boat ramp car park
  • Toilets at Dinah Beach boat ramp
  • CCTV cameras at Dinah Beach boat ramp
  • Upgrade Channel Island boat ramp car park
  • Fish aggregation device (FAD) consultancy
  • Land-based fishing platform consultancy
  • Artificial reef consultancy
  • Shady Camp boat ramp
  • Dundee Beach boat ramp car park
  • Manton Dam containment net
  • Nightcliff boat ramp – channel

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 15:15
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