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 Kimberley 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 $1,444,145 towards 13 projects for the Kimberley region, including $300,000 to Aarnja towards the 'Fostering Generational Change' Aboriginal leadership program and $232,000 to the Shire of Halls Creek for the installation of a new solar power system at the Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
"In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Kimberley region, such as contributing to essential infrastructure to enable the release of 13,400 hectares of land for the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2.
"Funding has also supported the innovative implementation of the West Kimberley Transitional Housing program, which is providing a catalyst for promoting positive lifestyles through housing and employment."
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
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The successful projects to be funded for the Kimberley region are:
Fostering Generational Change
East Kimberley Football League
Installation of scoreboards and provision of line markers to EKFL grounds
Gumbarnun Aboriginal Group
|Gumbanan Campgrounds upgrade|
Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation
Kalumburu social and economic development hub
Kimberley Small Business Support
KSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program
Noonkanbah irrigation project
|Kununurra Bushmen's Rodeo Association |
Outdoor multi-purpose facility
Kimberley children's picture book series
Shire of Halls Creek
|Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre solar project|
The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia
Books in Kimberley homes project
|The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation||Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success|
|Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc.|
Welcome to the streets of Warmun
|Wyndham Tourist Association Inc.||Promoting indigenous and non-indigenous tourism, Wyndham||$110,000|