Getting More Fishers in the Great Outdoors

VRFish is representing recreational fishers on a new Stakeholder Reference Group to provide advice on how best to achieve the Victorian Government’s objective to get more Victorians enjoying the great outdoors.

As Victoria’s newest State Sport and Recreation Body, VRFish knows through its research recfishers are seeking diverse fishing and camping experiences that connect them with nature, helps them relax and unwind and discover the health and well-being benefits from spending time outdoors.

The Victorian Government through its Victoria’s Great Outdoors program will invest $105.6 million to build new campgrounds, upgrading facilities and tracks and making family holidays more affordable.

Over four years the Victorian Government will: 

  • Halve National Park camping fees 
  • Build 30 new campgrounds and upgrade over 30 others 
  • Upgrade seven iconic 4WD tracks across the State 
  • Fund grants to build, maintain and revegetate campsites and caravan parks on Crown land 
  • Boost conservation and volunteer programs 
  • Create the new Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park 
  • Fund new and improve existing paths and hiking trails 
  • Create additional Parks Victoria seasonal ranger positions 
  • Fund planning for the Sea to Summit hiking trail 
  • Review fees charged by Committees of Management 

Having a seat on the reference group is another example how VRFish represents the views of recreational fishers to make fishing better for everyone.

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