Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Community Chest funding for the South-West

    23/06/2016 6:05 AM
    • South-West region's Community Chest Fund grant recipients announced
    • Community projects funded by $10 million investment over four years
    • Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the successful grant recipients of the South-West region's Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.


    Mr Redman said the Community Chest Fund provided one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.


    "The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects," he said.


    "Included in this round of grants is $43,228 for Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club to purchase a transportable, off-grid solar power system to increase capacity for first aid and water safety training for volunteers; and $33,230 for Pathways SouthWest and the South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service to deliver a series of workshops to health professionals and the public, to help address substance use and addiction in the South-West.


    "These projects will help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the South-West region.


    "The fund supports region-specific priorities that are driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects that help build vibrant regions with strong economies.


    "Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional WA have significantly benefited from the Community Chest Fund in recent years."


    The South West Development Commission has been allocated $555,555 from the Community Chest Fund, with applications considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.


    Fact File

    • The Community Chest Fund is a Royalties for Regions initiative that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure, and services in regional WA
    • For more information, visit Bigger Picture - Regions 

    Minister's office - 6552 6700




    Yallingup Rural Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade $13,859
    Golden Valley Tree Park Inc., Balingup $23,100
    Greenbushes CRC Inc. $26,400
    Augusta Men's Shed Inc. $20,000
    Ficifolia Community Garden Inc., Walpole $10,134
    Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club $43,228.92
    Pathways SouthWest/South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service, Bunbury $33,230
    Balingup Progress Association Inc. $27,199.70
    Stirling Street Arts Centre Management Inc., Bunbury $3,000
    City of Bunbury - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery Noongar Arts Strategy $10,000
    Northcliffe Pioneer Museum $19,060
    Geegeelup Village Inc., Bridgetown $38,547
    Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup Affordable Housing Concept $13,100
    The South West Women's Health and Information Centre $12,000
    Nannup Bowling Club $17,268.74
    Nannup Music Club Inc. $21,285
    The Creative Corner Inc., South-West $14,783.25
    Bridgetown-Greenbushes Business and Tourism Association Inc. $10,450
    Collie Chamber of Commerce $12,000
    Blackwood Basin Group Nature-Viewing Precinct $50,000
    Dunsborough Greenfield Community Group Inc. $38,000
    Nannup Film Society $8,235.45
    Manjimup Farmers Market Inc. $6,669.46
    Milligan Community Learning, Bunbury $23,905
    Donnybrook Men's Shed $6,313.50
    Nannup Occasional Child Care Association Inc. (F.R.O.G.S. Early Learning Centre) Outdoor Learning Environment $18,937
    The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres Inc., Collie $2,000
    Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association $31,000


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