Letter to the Editor (Blue Infrastructure Fund)

Thursday 1 November 2018


Dear Editor,

They say you get out what you put in, but that hasn’t been the case for recreational fishers and boaties under Daniel Andrews and Labor.

Victorian boat users pay significant fees, but for four years Daniel Andrews only invested a tiny amount of those fees back into boating infrastructure.

A Liberal Nationals Government will put all proceeds from boating licence fees back into enhancing boating experiences through our new Blue Infrastructure Fund.

We will make sure boating fees are invested back into infrastructure like more boat ramps, jetties, navigational lighting and onshore facilities that improves access, enjoyment and protection to Victoria’s waterways.

In addition, a Liberal Nationals Government will abolish boat ramp parking and launching fees.

In 2016/17 the Andrews Labor Government collected more than $27 million from boat users but only spent 11 per cent of that on boating infrastructure.

Daniel Andrews might be fishing for votes as the election approaches, but his track record over the past four years proves he and his dodgy government can’t be trusted.

Only a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver 100 per cent of licence fees back into better infrastructure for our recreational fishers and boaties to use.



Peter Walsh

Leader of The Nationals

Member for Murray Plains


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