Hon Tony Simpson MLA

Hon Tony Simpson MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Childcare funding boost for regions

    3/06/2016 8:00 AM
     
    • Regional childcare centres receive more than $216,000 in grant funding
    • Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program 

    A Liberal National Government funding injection will allow childcare providers to further improve on the quality of facilities, education and care for children in regional Western Australia.

     

    Community Services Minister Tony Simpson today announced 19 regional childcare providers would benefit from $216,519 in grants through the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund (RCCCDF), made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

     

    "The Government is committed to ensuring people in the regions have access to quality childcare services in order that families have the same opportunities to thrive as in the metropolitan area," Mr Simpson said.

     

    "We know childcare services in the regions require extra support to improve their amenities and ensure they are sustainable.

     

    "This funding ensures the continuation of these services and allows organisations to host professional development sessions for staff, improve information technology systems and facilities, and support operational expenses and capital equipment purchases."

     

    Recipients in this latest round include the Gnowangerup Family Support Association, which will use the funds to build a nature play park, including new learning mediums such as sustainable furniture and multicultural resources.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment would strengthen and innovate current models of community-managed childcare services in regional Western Australia.

     

    "Quality childcare options are critical to enable parents to participate in the workforce and are a key factor for young families deciding to live in our regions," Mr Redman said.

     

    "Royalties for Regions is improving the quality of life for local residents to ensure regional WA remains vibrant and sustainable for future generations."

     

    Fact File

    • For more information on RCCCDF grants, visit http://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au
    • Royalties for Regions promotes and facilitates economic, business and social development in regional WA for the benefit of all West Australians 

    Community Services Minister's office - 6552 6600

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

    Regional Community Child Care Development Fund - Grant Recipients

     

    Hopetoun Community Childcare Centre (Goldfields) - $11,167

    Shire of Ravensthorpe (Goldfields) - $5,250

    Gnowangerup Family Support Association (Great Southern) - $15,000

    Kojonup Occasional Care Centre (Great Southern) - $7,500

    Little Nuggets Early Learning Centre (Kimberley) - $15,000

    City of Greater Geraldton (Mid-West) - $15,000

    Kalbarri Occasional Child Care Centre (Mid-West) - $7,500

    Northampton Child Care Association (Mid-West) - $13,000

    Shire of Perenjori (Mid-West) - $14,940

    City of Bunbury (South-West) - $14,948

    College Community Child Care Centre (South-West) - $15,000

    Harvey Occasional Childcare Centre (South-West) - $13,166

    Milligan House Child Care Centre (South-West) - $14,826

    YMCA of Perth Inc - Bunbury Early Learning Centre (South-West) - $15,000

    Bruce Rock Day Care Centre (Wheatbelt) - $12,450

    The Fluffy Ducklings Day Care (Wheatbelt) - $12,500

    Goomalling Gumnuts Inc (Wheatbelt) - $4,772

    Shire of Moora (Wheatbelt) - $3,000

    Wongan Cubbyhouse (Wheatbelt) - $6,500

     

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