In addition to the $1.3 million provided annually for larger projects, MAST provides $300 000 per annum to fund smaller projects and safety and navigation initiatives to up to $75 000. The public and facility owners are encouraged to apply to fund projects under the Small Boating Fund (SBF). Examples of such projects may include navigation aids, fendering, small walkway or pontoon, ramp overlay, re-decking a walkway, ramp solar lighting etc. The SBF is open year-round, and applications can be submitted at any time during the year.
Applications are assessed internally against the criteria specified on the application form by a committee of four staff.
Through this process stakeholders may also suggest larger projects to be included in the Marine Infrastructure and Safety Plan.
Small Boating Fund application forms are available from the MAST website by clicking on the link https://mast.tas.gov.au/about/small-boating-fund/ or email [email protected] or by phoning MAST on (03) 6235 8888.
A list of all projects funded by MAST and others since 1998 can also be viewed by clicking on the appropriate pdf file below.
If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of a project, please contact the Recreational Boating Team at MAST on (03) 6235 8888 or email [email protected]