Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Regional grants for the Gascoyne region

    27/07/2016 3:10 PM
     
    • 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA
    • Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Gascoyne region.

     

    The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations.

     

    Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000.

     

    "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said.

     

    "This round of grants will provide $1,412,567 towards seven projects for the Gascoyne region, including $299,970 for the Shire of Shark Bay to hold the Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery: Shark Bay 1616 Festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing at Cape Inscription.

     

    "It also includes $100,000 for the Carnarvon Christian School towards the construction of a new pre-primary classroom.

     

    "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, other key Royalties for Regions investment in the Gascoyne region includes $22 million to the Ningaloo Centre in Exmouth and $9.04 million towards the Gascoyne River Crossing at Gascoyne Junction."

     

    Fact File

    • The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA
    • The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008
    • For more information, visit http://www.gdc.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

    The successful projects to be funded for the Gascoyne region are:

     

    Recipient name Project Grant

    Shire of Shark Bay

    Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery: Shark Bay 1616 Festival

    $299,970

    Carnarvon Growers Association Inc.

    Increasing adoption rates of horticultural best practices in Carnarvon

    $163,200

    Carnarvon Christian School

    Carnarvon Christian School pre-primary learning area

    $100,000

    Shark Bay Tourism and Business Association

    Dirk Hartog Ocean Classic

    $99,397

    Shire of Upper Gascoyne

    Stage 1 - Mt Augustus to Paraburdoo Road realignment

    $300,000

    Carnarvon Race Club Inc.

    Revitalisation - Stage 2 stewards, administration and control centre

    $250,000

    Gascoyne Food Council

    Gascoyne Food Council export pathway for sustainability

    $200,000

     

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