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Delivering A Better Boating Future

The Victorian Government is delivering on its election commitment to make boating more affordable and accessible by abolishing parking and launching fees at all public boat ramps.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited the Warmies boat ramp at Newport today to announce parking and launching fees at Hobsons Bay boat ramps would be scrapped.

The announcement marks the start of a commitment to remove boat launching and parking fees at public boat ramps by spring.

Other free ramps include Port Welshpool, Bass Coast Shire Council, Portland, Corinella, Lake Nagambie and Torquay.

Better Boating Victoria was established earlier this year to oversee the introduction of free parking and launching as well as the delivery of upgrades and important maintenance at Mordialloc, Queenscliff, Point Richards, Hastings, Rhyll and Cowes Jetty.

It’s part of an unprecedented investment in boating and fishing that will ensure every dollar of licence and registration revenue goes towards improving boating facilities and safety.

Better Boating Victoria is building on the success of the Victorian Government’s record investment in the Target One Million program, including a massive boost to fish stocking, a new native fish hatchery and better planning for fishing tourism.

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