Under section 90AA of the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 (the Act) a levy is imposed for the purpose of providing a source of revenue to establish, maintain and improve facilities used by vessels in the state.
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
- 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.
The annual allocation for 2018/19 to 2021/22 towards these projects is $2.1M.
Funding assistance can be provided at up to 80% of the total project costs depending upon the strategic importance of the project when assessed against the SA Boating Facilities Strategic Plan.
The balance of the Facilities Fund (Marine) is published in the Treasurer's Financial Statements - Appendix, Statement G each financial year.