Six Yorke Peninsula Progress Associations have been successful in securing a combined $125,000 in the SA Recreational Fishing Grants released this week.
Yorke Peninsula Council has been successful in its submission to gain part funding for the building of two Jetty Shelters at Ardrossan. The grant was provided by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and is subject to ministerial approval.
In conjunction with the Ardrossan Progress Association, two shelters will be built at the end of the Ardrossan jetty. Each shelter will consist of a central screen with end screens, seating and an arched roof. The design of the shelters will protect users from wind, sun and rain, regardless of its direction. The shelters will be made of robust materials designed to withstand weathering in a coastal environment and will be low maintenance. All members of the public will be able to use the shelters. YP Council will contribute $15,000 to the project as well as its $20,000 grant while Ardrossan Progress Association will contribute the remaining $5,000. The project is expected to be completed by June 2017.
Also successful in securing SA Recreational Fishing Grants were:
- Marion Bay Township Committee $37,000 for jetty shelters
- Corny Point Progress Association $7,800 for a Fishing Information Centre and Cooking Station. CPPA will contribute a further $6000 to the project as well as a private donation of $10,000.
- Hardwick Bay & District Progress Association $5,100 for its Fishing Competition & Family Fun Day
- Marion Bay Township Committee $32,000 for a Fish Cleaning Facility
- Port Victoria Progress Association $19,000 for a Boat Ramp Pontoon Extension
- Tiddy Widdy Beach Progress Association $3,564 for a Beach Shelter Upgrade
Mayor Ray Agnew said “Yorke Peninsula is a very popular South Australian recreational fishing destination and improvements to local fishing facilities will attract additional tourists to the area. I congratulate all Progress Associations involved on securing this important funding.”