Hon Terry Redman MLAHon Terry Redman MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Regional grants to benefit 86 local projects

    4/06/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • $9.024 million of Royalties for Regions allocated via Regional Grants Scheme
    • 86 projects across nine regions to benefit from investment 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced 86 projects across the State's nine regions would benefit from the 2014-15 round of the State Government's Regional Grants Scheme, funded with $9.024 million from the Royalties for Regions program.

     

    Beneficiaries include the Princess Royal Sailing Club in Albany, Kalgoorlie Creche, Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation in Derby, Kalbarri Sea Search and Rescue Group, St Vincent de Paul Society Mandurah, Port Hedland Netball Association, Margaret River Community Resource Centre, Camp Kulin and the Gascoyne Food Council.

     

    The successful projects will be delivered in the Gascoyne, Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Peel, Pilbara, South-West and Wheatbelt regions.

     

    Mr Redman said Royalties for Regions was continuing to invest in the State's regional areas to build a stronger economy and a better quality of life for all West Australians.

     

    "The Regional Grants Scheme provides opportunities for local communities to improve and develop infrastructure and community services in regional WA," he said.

     

    "The projects have been recommended by each of the Regional Development Commission boards.  These 86 projects will promote and encourage sustainable development in the regions by providing economic, social and environmental benefits that will increase employment opportunities and drive regional growth for the benefit of the whole State.

     

    "Over the next four years, there is $4 billion of Royalties for Regions committed to regional WA - there is no doubt regional West Australians will continue to benefit greatly from the ongoing commitment from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program."

     

    Fact File

    • The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions initiative that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA
    • Since 2008, Royalties for Regions has invested $5.6 billion across more than 3,600 projects in regional WA
    • A list of successful projects is available at the Department of Regional Development website
    • For more information on Royalties for Regions projects, visit Bigger Picture - Regions

    Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

    Regional Grants Scheme Successful Projects - 2014-15 Round

     

    Gascoyne ($981,111)

    Carnarvon Community Care Centre - $206,111

    Driving agrifood investment value through the Gascoyne Food Council - $40,000

    New St John Carnarvon Ambulance and Volunteer Training Sub Centre - $205,000

    Kennedy Range Loop Project - Stage 1 - $50,000

    Festival of Discovery - $100,000

    Gascoyne in May 2015-16 - $90,000

    Gascoyne Junction Water Supply - $40,000

    Gascoyne Tourism Strategy Implementation - $250,000

     

    Goldfields-Esperance ($981,111)

    Laverton Short Stay Accommodation Facility- $91,830

    Focus Regional Initiative - $155,750

    Community Helping Hand Project (CHHP) - $149,000

    Wongutha CAPS Independent Living Complex - $216,490

    Installation of a lift and yarning space for headspace in Kalgoorlie-Boulder - $33,255

    Kalgoorlie Creche D.E.V.E.L.O.P. Project - $130,030

    Cascade Town Community Centre Renovations - $90,000

    Lord Forrest Olympic Pool - $114,756

     

    Great Southern ($1,066,111)

    Albany Host Port - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - $20,001

    Multipurpose Sailing Development Facility - $27,630

    Mount Barker Regional Saleyards Upgrade - $200,000

    Tambellup Sports Pavilion Upgrade - $200,000

    Nyabing Community Hub - $150,000

    Australia's South West Targeted Capacity Building Program - $25,000

    Gnowangerup Swimming Pool Replacement Project - $200,000

    Denmark Riverside Club Inc. Stage 1 - $200,000

    Great Southern Festival 2016 - $43,480

     

    Kimberley ($985,237)

    Fitzroy Valley Men's Shed Development - $72,350

    Halls Creek Cultural Facility Infrastructure Project - $200,000

    Books in Kimberley Homes - $100,245

    Digital Training Program - $123,000

    East Kimberley Aboriginal Corporation Governance Support Service - $50,000

    Derby Heritage Trail - $149,642

    Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success - $20,000

    Derby Men's Shed - $150,000

    Business Case for Direct Flights from the East Coast to Kununurra - $60,000

    Stepping Up - $20,000

    Kununurra Early Childhood Education & Care Strategy - $20,000

    Marrugeku's Kimberley Tour and Workshop - $20,000

     

    Mid-West ($981,110)

    VMR Building - Kalbarri - $277,000

    Upgrade to crisis accommodation for women - $123,227

    Equestrian Stabling Centre - $47,000

    Mid West China Connect Website - $43,500

    Mt Hill Community Farm Kitchen Project - $185,236

    Three Springs Revitalisation Project - $40,325

    Storage shed - $36,350

    Men's Shed Ablution Block & Water Connection - $34,472

    Perenjori Independent Living Units - $168,000

    Ambulance Set Down Bay - $26,000

     

    Peel ($1,000,000)

    Cloud Based Video Conference Facility - $30,000

    Animal Nursery - $49,500

    Peel Health Campus - inter professional clinical school facility Feasibility Study - $52,500

    Supplementary Irrigation Water Supply - $65,000

    Upgrade Waroona Town Hall - $80,000

    Redevelopment of Fairbridge High Ropes Recreation Facility - $143,100

    Boddington Visitors Centre - $100,000

    Mandurah Community Services Centre - $140,000

    Forest Heritage - $149,900

    Yaburgurt Public Art Project - $190,000

     

    Pilbara ($1,060,000)

    Tambrey Pavilion - $200,000

    Faye Gladstone Netball Court Redevelopment (Clubhouse) - $170,000

    Onslow Basketball Complex - $300,000

    GAWA Community Nursery and Training Centre - $200,000

    South Hedland SVDP Welfare Centre Expansion - $140,000

    East Pilbara Tourism Asset Improvement Project - $50,000

     

    South-West ($987,932)

    Dolphin Discovery Centre Redevelopment - $28,900

    Bunbury Meals on Wheels & Senior Citizens Association Kitchen Refurbishment - $31,571

    Koombana Bay Community Recreational Fishing & Crabbing Platform - $49,000

    Bunbury Airport Upgrade Project - $90,000

    Foodbank Bunbury - Plant and Equipment - $28,907

    Margaret River CCI Free Public Wi-Fi Online Shopping Platform - $23,779

    Margaret River CRC The Launch Pad expansion of childcare service capacity - $90,000

    Infrastructure Upgrade at Collie Motorplex - $36,149

    South West Creative Arts Film Education Project (SWCAFEP) - $85,000

    Nannup Recreation Precinct Upgrade - $144,294

    St John Ambulance Boyanup Sub-Centre - $147,000

    Walpole Country Club Waterwise Greens Project - $83,332

    Manjimup Speedway Infrastructure - $40,000

    Donnybrook Amphitheatre Upgrade Accessibility - $110,000

     

    Wheatbelt ($981,111)

    Jurien Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue Building Extension - $96,000

    Mocarty Centre - Wongan Hills - $115,000

    Brookton Main Street Enhancement - $140,000

    Binda Place Beautification and Stage 2 Works - $142,000

    Wheatbelt Lime Strategy - $150,000

    Camp Kulin - $150,000

    Waste Site Identification Project - $50,000

    Lake Grace Sub Centre New Building Development - $110,340

    Narrogin CBD Townscape Plan Comprehensive Review - $27,772