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 Kimberley

    9/07/2016 10:00 AM
     
    • Kimberley region's Community Chest Fund grant recipients announced
    • Community projects funded by $10 million investment over four years
    • Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program

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

     

    Mr Redman said the fund provided one-off grants to community groups, local governments 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 is $22,000 for the Barramundi Dreaming Festival, $10,000 to support the Kimberley Writers Festival and Children's Book Week and $36,500 towards the Wyndham Museum roof upgrade."

     

    The Minister said the fund supported region-specific priorities driven by local communities to develop infrastructure, services and community projects that helped build vibrant regions with strong economies.

     

    "These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Kimberley region," he said.

     

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

     

    WA's nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the Community Chest Fund grants.

     

    The Liberal National Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, has invested $10 million into the fund over the next four years.

     

    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  

     

    KIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CHEST FUND RECIPIENTS

     

     

    ApplicantProject NameAllocation
    Anglicare WA Inc.Kutjungka Region Horse Program$50,000
    Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc.Bidyadanga Gubinge Commercialisation Project

    $16,241

     

    Broome Chamber of Commerce & IndustryBroome cruise ship management$27,200
    Derby District High School P&C CommitteeCulturally Relevant Training Programs$42,000
    Dreamtime Project of Dance Inc.Dreamtime Project of Dance$13,800
    Garnduwa Amboorny WirnanGarnduwa ICT upgrade$42,600
    Gelganyem LtdBarramundi Dreaming Festival$22,000
    Kununurra Agricultural Society Inc.2016 Kununurra Agricultural Show$10,000
    Nirrumbuk Aboriginal CorporationPathways to Housing and Employment$50,000
    Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal CorporationNgnowar Aerwah Rehabilitation Centre$21,100
    Nyikina IncorporatedHistoric Holman House refurbishment$20,000
    Save the Children AustraliaYES Program Leadership Expedition$13,408
    Shinju Matsuri Inc.Shinju Matsuri$25,000
    Shire of Derby-West KimberleyFitzroy Play Space$50,000
    Shire of Halls CreekOlabud Doogethu$12,600
    Shire Wyndham East KimberleyKimberley Writers Festival and Children's Book Week$10,000
    Warmun Art Print ProjectWarmun Art Print Project$20,000
    Wyndham Community EventsWyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016 $15,000
    Wyndham Historical SocietyWyndham Museum roof upgrade$36,500
    Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal CorporationKimberley Aboriginal Women's Textile Skills and Product Development$38,600
    Yiramalay FoundationCultural On Country learning program$20,000

     

     

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