By ERWIN CHLANDA
The NT Government is spending as much – $50m – for “recreational fishing infrastructure” as it has set aside for the National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs – should it ever go ahead.
Announcing the installation of CCTV at the East Arm boat ramp, Minister for Resources Ken Vowles said in a media release that recreational fishing “is an important part of our Territory lifestyle and a big drawcard for visitors too.
“After consultation with the fishing community last year we installed CCTV at Dinah Beach boat ramp.
“Fishos said East Arm was another trouble hot spot for damage to and theft from vehicles, so this was the next location to receive CCTV.
“Knowing there are five cameras installed in the car park will give fishos peace of mind, making a great day out on the water even better,” Mr Vowles said.
The release says other projects completed include the $2.3m Shady Camp boat ramp, toilets at Dinah Beach boat ramp, sealing Middle Arm boat ramp car park and upgrading a section of Corroboree Billabong access road.
Photo: East Arm boat ramp.