A Facilities Levy is collected on the registration, inspection or survey of vessels.
Levy monies are used for establishing and improving boating facilities in South Australia's coastal and inland waters, including:
- boat ramps;
- temporary mooring facilities or wharves;
- channel improvements;
- aids to navigation; or
- 24/7 emergency VHF marine radio services.
Local councils and large community organisations can apply for funding contributions from the Fund towards eligible projects, provided a commitment is given to accept on-going ownership, operation and maintenance of the facility.
Funding assistance is usually provided at up to 50% of the total project costs.
The balance of the Facilities Fund (Marine) is published in the Treasurer's Financial Statements - Appendix, Statement G each financial year.