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 Great Southern region

    27/07/2016 3:20 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 Great Southern 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 $1,536,666 towards 13 projects for the Great Southern region, including $150,000 for the Shire of Kent to redevelop the Pingrup Community and Sporting Pavilion.


    "It also includes $65,000 for the Denmark Sea Rescue Group to purchase a new rescue boat.


    "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Great Southern region, such as the Katanning Early Childhood Hub, Simon Baker's feature film Breath and affordable student accommodation in Albany."


    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.gsdc.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The successful projects to be funded for the Great Southern region are:


    Recipient name Project Grant
    Albany Agricultural Society Inc. Albany Agricultural Society: Centennial Park Infrastructure Project - Stage 2


    Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence - Implementation Phase


    Denmark Sea Rescue Group Inc. Denmark Sea Rescue Group - rescue boat


    Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc.

    Linking Bremer Bay to Point Henry Trail


    Green Skills Albany Community Enterprise Development Centre


    Nyabing Progress Association Inc. Nyabing Community Hub


    Perth International Arts Festival Great Southern Festival 2017


    Shire of Cranbrook Cranbrook Regional Community Hub $150,000
    Shire of Denmark Improve Bushfire Fighting Capability to Protect Public and Regional Assets Phase 2 - A B and C completion


    Shire of Kent

    Redevelopment of the Pingrup Community and Sporting Pavilion


    Shire of Kojonup

    Extension of existing water re-use scheme


    The Gillamii Centre The Conservation Trail $50,001
    The National Trust of Australia (WA) Site improvement and enhancement, Old Farm, Strawberry Hill



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