An Alliance of Queensland Boat Owners drawn from the state’s 236,000 owners of registered boats.
Are you a Queensland boat owner concerned about being over-charged and under-serviced by governments and bureaucracies?
Ramp It Up is holding all politicians and marine bureaucrats to public account.
Just months after winning office in 2012, the LNP announced it would plunder half of the $4.5 million paid annually by boat owners through the Recreational Use Fee and use it for bureaucratic administration instead of waterfront programs including fish stocking.
In the preceding few years under Labor, power boat registration fees rose between 27 percent and an astronomical 146 percent. Trailer registration fees rose an unprecedented 35 percent.
In the Redlands where one in five households owns a registered boat, the Redland City Council now is investigating how it can steal back some of the reserved boat trailer parks and make them also available to single cars.
These are just a few examples of anti-boating and anti-marine policy which directly prompted the formation of Ramp It Up.
Lend us your voice, your thoughts for improving services to boat owners in Queensland and your local information about the blunders being made. Become part of Ramp It Up.