Jubilee Park and the pontoons on the Merri and Hopkins River have been selected for upgrades to infrastructure and facilities under the Morrison Government’s Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, said the new projects were aimed at improving facilities for the recreational fishing, camping and boating community in Warrnambool.
“These new projects at Warrnambool will see improvements to facilities such as boat ramps, jetties, rod holders and other infrastructure,” Mr Tehan said.
“We have a great tradition of camping, boating, and fishing in Wannon, and new and renewed infrastructure and access will help holidaymakers and locals alike to enjoy the serenity of some of the best fishing, boating, and camping spots in Wannon.
“It’s just another reason to encourage tourists, family and friends to come and visit beautiful Wannon for their next holiday.”
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program would deliver $20 million nationally over three years.
“This program will deliver new and renewed infrastructure for our recreational fishing, camping and boating community,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This program delivers on our 2019 election commitment for more fishing opportunities for all Australians.”
Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said recreational fishing, boating, and camping contributes to the health and well-being of many Australians and provides significant benefits to regional areas.
“Recreational fishing is an important leisure activity that contributes economic and social benefits to the Australian community and is the Australian way of life for all ages and for all socioeconomic backgrounds,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.