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."
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 Mid-West region are:
|Shire of Northampton||Kalbarri tennis, netball and basketball courts with lighting and cricket practice nets|
|Shire of Cue|
Upgrade of Cue Community and Visitor Centre
|Foodbank of WA Inc. (Foodbank Geraldton)|
Purchase of a forklift, pallets, safety barriers and food safe sorting benches
|Access To Leisure and Sport Inc. (ATLAS)|
ATLAS Sustainability Project to support local accessible services
Sun City Care Inc.
Restoration of the Wandalgu site for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
|Wildflower Country Inc.||Exploring Wildflower Country - Midlands Route|
|Marine Fish Farmers Association Inc.||Improving the commercial viability of inland saline aquaculture via intensification and investigating high value species|
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Restoration of National Trust Heritage Listed sites
Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation
Development of an urban Aboriginal tourism venture