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 Kimberley region

    27/07/2016 3:25 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 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."

     

    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.kdc.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

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

     

    Recipient nameProjectGrant

    Aarnja

    Fostering Generational Change

    $300,000

    East Kimberley Football League

    Installation of scoreboards and provision of line markers to EKFL grounds

    $52,590

    Gumbarnun Aboriginal Group

    Gumbanan Campgrounds upgrade

    $94,000

    Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation

    Kalumburu social and economic development hub

    $125,300

    Kimberley Small Business Support

    KSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program

    $60,000

    Koolkarriya

    Noonkanbah irrigation project

    $160,000

    Kununurra Bushmen's Rodeo Association

    Outdoor multi-purpose facility

    $93,000

    Magabala Books

    Kimberley children's picture book series

    $71,480

    Shire of Halls Creek

    Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre solar project

    $232,000

    The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia

    Books in Kimberley homes project

    $50,000

    The Graham (Polly) Farmer FoundationFollow the Dream: Partnerships for Success

    $40,000

    Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc.

    Welcome to the streets of Warmun

    $55,775

    Wyndham Tourist Association Inc.Promoting indigenous and non-indigenous tourism, Wyndham$110,000

     

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