Fishing fee coordination and payment network

Project

Organisation

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council (RFNSW) consultation and meeting expenses

RFNSW will advise the Minister for Primary Industries on recreational fishery issues including maintaining and improving the quality of recreational fishing opportunities and access, and recommendations regarding allocation of recreational fishing fee funds to programs that benefit recreational fishing.

NSW DPI

SW $40,000

SW
$88,000

SW
$40,000

Expenditure committee meeting expenses

The Recreational Fishing Salt and Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committees are sub-committees of the relevant Ministerial recreational fishing advisory council. The committees review applications for funding and make recommendations on priorities for expenditure from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

NSW DPI

SW $33,000

FW $33,000

SW
$33,000

FW
$33,000

SW
$33,000

FW
$33,000

Recreational Fishing Trust Executive Officer

This role is responsible for the overall coordination of the Recreational Fishing Trusts to facilitate a transparent and accountable Trust system, which is supported by the recreational fishing community. The responsibility includes implementation of good governance processes to ensure collection and transfer of licence revenue to the Trusts and disbursement of funds to Trust projects.

NSW DPI

SW $172,000

SW $177,000

SW
$182,000

Fisheries Manager (inland recreational fisheries)

The role is responsible for management of existing Trust funded projects, including freshwater recreational grants and dollar for dollar stocking grants. It also oversees the the Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committee and the Gaden Hatchery Management Committee.

NSW DPI

FW $174,300

FW $178,476

FW
$182,759

Recreational Fisheries Infrastructure and Grants Management Project

This role identifies gaps in fishing infrastructure in NSW, including fish cleaning facilities and quality accessible fishing platforms. It also produces the newsletter Newscast sent regularly to 150,000 recreational fishers and oversees project management of all external grant projects funded by the Recreational Fishing Trust.

NSW DPI

SW $134,799

FW $14,978

SW
$137,252

FW $15,250

SW
$139,754

FW
$15,523

Recreational fishing information – enhanced production for fishers

This project involves production and distribution of Recreational Fishing Trust recreational fishing advisory brochures and information (your fishing licence at work brochures, recreational fishing haven signage, catch and release guides, sticky rules etc). All funds are spent on printing and distribution.

NSW DPI

SW $142,500

SW
$142,500

SW
$142,500

Recreational Fishing Trust grants governance enhancement and improvements project

Given there are over 100 'active'  projects funded by the Recreational Fishing Trusts, this role ensures the performance of Recreational Fishing Trust funded projects by maintaining milestone reporting requirements for all projects. Regular audits of projects are undertaken to ensure good governance of the expenditure of Recreational Fishing Trust funding.

NSW DPI

SW $122,943

SW
$126,171

SW
$134,804

Recreational Fisher Research Database

This project involves data entry of 1 and 3-year fishing fee receipt holders onto the NSW DPI Recreational Angling database for research and management purposes. This includes data validation and duplication checks of the database.

NSW DPI (via outsourced supplier)

SW $49,000

FW $21,000

SW
$49,000

FW
$21,000

SW
$49,000

FW
$21,000

Recreational Fishing Fee Renewal Notice System

Involves an efficient recreational fishing licence fee renewal notice system to encourage recreational fishers to renew their fee when it expires. The notice gets sent out to around 250,000 licence holders per year.

NSW DPI (via outsourced supplier)

SW $86,000

FW $36,850

SW
$86,000

FW
$36,850

SW
$86,000

FW
$36,850

Recreational Fishing Fee Administration project

This project is responsible for maintenance of a convenient payment network for the recreational fishing fee. DPI maintains a network of around 900 retail outlets (fishing tackle stores, service stations etc.) where fishers can purchase their fee receipt. Purchase of recreational fishing fees has also been amalgamated with the Government Licensing Service, which provides a web based 'one stop shop' for all government licensing functions.

NSW DPI

SW $1,573,952

FW $674,552

SW
$1,616,719

FW $692,914

SW
$810,282

FW
$711,630

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