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 Mid-West region

    27/07/2016 3:30 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 Mid-West 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 $1,560,250 towards nine projects for the Mid-West region, including $200,000 for the Shire of Cue to restore the State Heritage-listed Cue Post Office for community use.

     

    "It also includes $272,000 for the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation to help develop an urban Aboriginal tourism venture.

     

    "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Mid-West region, such as the Kalbarri Skywalk and Beresford Foreshore projects."

     

    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.mwdc.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6700

     

    The successful projects to be funded for the Mid-West region are:

     

    Recipient nameProjectGrant
    Shire of NorthamptonKalbarri tennis, netball and basketball courts with lighting and cricket practice nets

    $226,680

    Shire of Cue

    Upgrade of Cue Community and Visitor Centre

    $200,000

    Foodbank of WA Inc. (Foodbank Geraldton)

    Purchase of a forklift, pallets, safety barriers and food safe sorting benches

    $132,000

    Access To Leisure and Sport Inc. (ATLAS)

    ATLAS Sustainability Project to support local accessible services

    $150,000

    Sun City Care Inc.

    Restoration of the Wandalgu site for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services

    $120,000

     

    Wildflower Country Inc.Exploring Wildflower Country - Midlands Route

    $278,750

    Marine Fish Farmers Association Inc.Improving the commercial viability of inland saline aquaculture via intensification and investigating high value species

    $79,000

    National Trust of Australia (WA)

    Restoration of National Trust Heritage Listed sites

    $101,820

    Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation

    Development of an urban Aboriginal tourism venture

    $272,000

     

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