Calling all local boat owners! Come to the Boatie BBQ Forum on Saturday 15 October to hear about boating safety, local marine facilities and pollution reduction in our waterways.
The BBQ forum will be held at the Caboolture River Fishing and Boating Club at 514 Uhlmann Road Burpengary and is expected to bring in lots of keen anglers and recreational boaties.
“I want to use the Boatie BBQ Forum to push for better boating facilities in the area,” said Chris Whiting MP.
“It’s a great opportunity for local boaties to talk to government departments. It’s not often we have them all in one place.
“And you will have an opportunity to get your boat checked for free,” said Chris Whiting.
Representatives from Maritime Safety Queensland, National Marine Parks, Brisbane Water Police, Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Deception Bay SES will all be in attendance.
The community will be able to discuss any issues they might have on new regulations surrounding boating safety and pollution responsibilities.
The BBQ forum follows on from the Palaszczuk Governments commitment to boaties in this year’s budget with an additional $30 million allocated to the Marine Infrastructure Fund over two years.
One piece of infrastructure already in the process is a new floating walkway on the eastern (downstream) side of Dohles Rocks Road boat ramp. It will provide shelter to the ramp and also an improved access when launching and retrieving boats.
“I am very pleased that the Palaszczuk Government is committed to seeing boating cities have great facilities that the locals can enjoy, especially for our boating community,” Mr Whiting said.