Your Licence Fees at Work 2007-08
Every year the Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) Trust Account allocates the fees you pay for your fishing licence to projects that will directly improve recreational fishing in Victoria.
In 2007-08 over $1.2 million has been allocated to 21 projects to improve recreational fishing in Victoria.
|Type of water
||Number of projects
||RFL revenue funding
|Statewide/ all waters
Other RFL Trust Account Expenditure
|Instream structures at Second Island in the Snowy River
During 2007-08, RFL revenue also funded:
- Recreational fisheries field services (state wide);
- The administration of the RFL and the RFGP;
- The Victorian Recreational Fishing peak body (VRFish);
- RFL sales commissions;
- RFL and RFGP-related community information; and
- Bay & Inlet commercial fishing licence buy-back loan repayment.
Recreational Fishing Grant Program Projects 2007-08
|New fishing platform on Jubilee Lake, Daylesford
A report is tabled in Parliament in October each year concerning all RFL Trust Account revenue and expenditure. A report is available for revenue spent in 2007/2008 and for previous years.
The following is a summary of RFGP projects funded from 2007-08 RFL revenue. Unless otherwise stated, these projects are listed under the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) region from which the project application emanated.
- $150,000 to construct three fishing platforms on the Tarwin River
- $37,349 to install in-stream structures at Second Island in the Snowy River
- $30,000 to deliver research priorities in the Lake Tyers Fisheries Management Plan. Read the full Lake Tyers Fisheries Reserve report.
|Stone stairs at Grey River
Gippsland/ South West/ Northern ($314,000)
Port Phillip ($182,112)
- $165,000 to construct a designated fishing platform at Corinella jetty
- $12,000 to introduce children and families to recreational fishing in Casey Fields Lake
- $5,112 to take disadvantaged primary school children fishing
South West ($283,126)
|Flathead Fred 's Fun Fishing Shows
- $80,000 to construct two fishing platforms on Jubilee Lake, Daylesford
- $30,000 to replace the Lyndoch fishing jetty on the Hopkins River, Warrnambool
- $6,843 to construct an L-shaped fishing platform at Skipton Lake
- $7939.00 to install a solar light the fish cleaning table at Apollo Bay boat ramp
- $21,575 to build stone stairs at Grey River to the rock (fishing) platform
- $26,800 to construct two fishing platforms on the Barwon River at Fyansford
- $50,514 to build stone stairs at Sturt Point, Wye River, to improve angler access
- $59,455 to install a floating fishing platform on the Hopkins River
State wide ($125,800)
- $13,800 over three years to promote the recreational fishing code of conduct
- $12,000 for ‘Flathead Fred’s’ Kids Fun Fishing Shows
- $100,000 over two years to undertake an economic study of recreational fishing in Victoria.