SA Recreational Boating Council

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SINCE 1981
Established on 23rd March 1981, the South Australian Recreational Boating Council (SARBC) has been in existence for over 30 years.
Our primary role is to act on behalf of all recreational boat owners in metropolitan and country areas, including the River Murray
Meetings are held bi-monthly
SARBC delegates represent volunteer marine rescue associations, boat clubs and other interested bodies that include boating as a feature
SARBC is represented on SABFAC which sanctions the use of Boating Levy Funds and makes recommendations to the Minister for approval of boating facilities
Assistance available to interested parties submitting proposals to SABFAC

To encourage the development of ramps, moorings and general facilities for boating and recreation in South Australia
To encourage and promote safety
To ensure the rights and privileges of small boat owners are preserved
To act as a representative on behalf of member organisations, direct liaison with Government bodies most closely connected with the marine environment

Two members from SARBC are appointed by the Minister as delegates to SABFAC
The South Australian Boating Advisory Committee was founded to make recommendations to Government for utilising the funds collected from the boating facilities levy into development of boating facilities
Since 2001, approximately $12.3 per million per annum has been collected from the recreational and recently the commercial boat owners to develop and improve recreational infrastructure along the States coastal and inland waterways. Current revenue is approximately $2.3 million per annum. This combined with contributions from local councils, resulted in a huge investment toward boating facilities upgrades on past years

Supporting Improved Facilities for Recreational Boating Since 1981