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 Wheatbelt 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 $1,580,475 towards seven projects for the Wheatbelt region, including $300,000 to the Shire of Northam for the construction of the Aboriginal and Environmental Interpretive Centre, celebrating and protecting the culture of the Ballardong people of the Noongar nation.
"It also includes $200,000 to the Jurien Bay Chamber of Commerce to extend the Turquoise Way Trail from Jurien Bay to Cervantes.
"In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Wheatbelt region, such as aged housing and hospital upgrades through the Southern Inland Health Initiative."
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 Wheatbelt region are:
Shire of Merredin||
Merredin CBD upgrade (Stage One)||
St John Ambulance WA
New St John Merredin ambulance and volunteer training sub centre
Jurien Bay Chamber of Commerce|
Jurien Bay to Cervantes Trail
Fluffy Ducklings Day Care Inc.
Day care extensions
Shire of Northam
Aboriginal and Environmental Interpretive Centre
Shire of Beverley
Shire of Goomalling||
Goomalling Youth Drop in Centre||