Better Boating Program
The Better Boating Program (BBP) is a State Government grants program aimed at providing recreational boating infrastructure for the benefit of the boating community on New South Wales waterways. The BBP, which started in July 2009, consolidates the three grants programs previously run by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
RMS uses revenue raised from registration and licence fees to fund the grants program.
Since the inception of infrastructure grant funding in 1998, the State Government has provided nearly $40 million for over 670 boating infrastructure improvements across NSW.
Applications for funding under the BBP - Regional Infrastructure Grants, Sydney Harbour Boating Infrastructure Grants (formerly SSHAP) and Sydney Harbour Boat Ramp Grants are now closed. Successful grants are expected to be announced in early 2014.
For an outline of the grants process and indicative dates for 2013/14 see the grants timeline.
Under the BBP, from 1 July 2009, $5 million is available anually, across three categories: