With the support and assistance of Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick, the River Murray Boating and Recreational Advisory Group (RMBRAG) has been successful in receiving an additional grant of $30,000 from the Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (DPTI).
RMBRAG were first successful in receiving a $20,000 grant in October 2015, which saw the development of their river safety campaign #MurrayRiverLife.
“As a member of RMBRAG, I was proud to be involved in the development of such a significant campaign that has been so well received by the greater public,” said Mr Pederick.
“Credit to RMBRAG Chair, Adam Bruce, the group developed nine educational videos on river safety etiquette and to date, those videos have had some 300,000 views on Facebook.
“In addition to our online material, we also developed a Code of Conduct which can now be seen at almost all the Council boat ramps along the river.
“To receive such a significant response and to have achieved so much, as a group we are committed to furthering the #MurrayRiverLife campaign with the development of additional videos targeting key issues on the river, along with much more.
“I encourage everyone to visit the Murray River Life and RMBRAG Facebook pages to keep informed of our progress and be the first to know of any updates as they are announced.
“RMBRAG are taking a proactive approach to river safety by educating all river users,” said Mr Pederick.