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 Wheatbelt region

    27/07/2016 3:50 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 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."


    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.wheatbelt.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


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


    Recipient name Project Grant
    Shire of Merredin Merredin CBD upgrade (Stage One) $150,000

    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

    Beverley Cornerstone


    Shire of Goomalling Goomalling Youth Drop in Centre $269,400


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