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$200,000 to make fishing easier for those with disabilities

UP TO $200,000 will be invested to make it easier for anglers with disabilities to access some of the state's best fishing spots, Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water Niall Blair and Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka announced this week.

"Fishing is a great pastime that everyone should be able to enjoy, which is why this government is prioritising funding for programs like these that will provide improved conditions and access for anyone who wants to fish," Mr Blair said.

Mr Ajaka said the NSW Government was committed to improving access to recreational fishing opportunities for all members of the community.

"This funding will be invested into targeted fishing clinics as well as infrastructure upgrades, such as new casting platforms and access ramps at some of our most popular angling sites," Mr Ajaka said.

The partnership will involve $100,000 of direct funding for the development of specialised amenities and workshops to give anglers with disability equal access to popular fishing spots.

A further $100,000 will be provided through the Recreational Fishing Trusts, in consultation with the Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing, for community groups and individuals across the state to make expressions of interest for funding for projects or programs that enhance fishing access for people with limited physical ability.

Expressions of interest are open from now until November 13, 2015. For more information visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational.

Topics:  fishing, outdoor-living, outdoors




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