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 Pilbara 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 $1,666,666 towards seven projects for the Pilbara region, including $135,758 for Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre to upgrade training facilities and develop cultural education programs.
"It also includes $214,801 for the Shire of East Pilbara to deliver a business activation program that will support small and home-based businesses in Newman.
"In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made unprecedented investment in the Pilbara region through the $1.7 billion Pilbara Cities initiative, which is transforming the region's major towns into vibrant, liveable centres in which people choose to live and work."
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 Pilbara region are:
Shire of East Pilbara
Newman business activation program
East Pilbara Independence Support|
Newman day centre refurbishment
Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation
Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Centre - Museum and Research Library
V Swans Youth and Families Project
Shire of Ashburton
Ian Blair Boardwalk, Onslow refurbishment and installation of interpretive signage
City of Karratha||
Karratha foreshore revitalisation: Maitland Road Node|
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre||
Developing and improving the education and training needs of the indigenous cultural sector|