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 over $45 million for over 750 boating infrastructure improvements across NSW.
Applications for funding under the 2013/14 BBP - Regional Infrastructure Grants, Sydney Harbour Boating Infrastructure Grants (formerly SSHAP) and Sydney Harbour Boat Ramp Grants closed on 2 August 2013 with successful applications announced on 12 December 2013. Information about the 2014/15 round of grants will be available towards the middle of 2014.
For an outline of the yearly grants process and indicative dates see the grants timeline.
Under the BBP, from 1 July 2009, $5 million is available annually, across three categories: