Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Community Chest funding for Gascoyne region

    27/01/2017 12:00 PM
    • $511,713 invested into 16 locally driven projects in the Gascoyne 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Gascoyne region's Community Chest Fund.


    The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, schools and community groups with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.


    Mr Redman said hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia had significantly benefited from the fund in recent years.


    "Included in this round of funding is $50,000 to the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum to fund their Life Size Mercury - Redstone Rocket project and $17,592 to Shark Bay Speedway Club to fund new ablutions," he said.


    "St John Ambulance will receive $36,000 towards the extension of their Exmouth Sub Centre and $50,000 will go to the Gascoyne Food Council to help fund the 2017 Gascoyne Food Festival.


    "These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Gascoyne region.


    "Royalties for Regions is about strengthening and growing our regions and these investments will help regional communities realise their economic potential for the benefit of all West Australians."


    The State Government will invest $10 million over four years into the Community Chest Fund. WA's nine regional development commissions will oversee the projects.


    Fact File

    • The Community Chest Fund is administered by the State's nine regional development commissions
    • The State Government's Royalties for Regions has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008
    • Contact the Gascoyne Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.gdc.wa.gov.au  
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Gascoyne Community Chest Fund successful recipients:


    Recipient name Project Amount
    Exmouth Tennis ClubTennis club revitalisation stages 1, 2 and 3$19,773
    Shire of Upper GascoyneTourist rest/information areas$37,880
    St John Ambulance (WA) Ltd (Exmouth Sub Centre)St John Ambulance (WA) Ltd (Exmouth Sub Centre)$36,000
    Carnarvon Space & Technology Museum Inc.Life Size Mercury - Redstone Rocket$50,000
    Boolbardie Country ClubSolar power to sustain the Boolbardie Clubhouse and Sheds$46,000
    Sporting Shooters Association Exmouth BranchConstruction of new infrastructure - Water tank and solar inverter freestanding system$30,140
    Exmouth Yacht ClubYouth Sailing Program$19,720
    Gascoyne Food CouncilGascoyne Food Festival$50,000
    Shire of Shark Bay Destination Shark Bay Brand Development$20,000
    Carnarvon Community College Parents & Citizens Association Inc.Nature playground$50,000
    Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club2018 Gascoyne Dash Communications$35,900
    Shark Bay Speedway Club Inc.Toilet block$17,592
    Carnarvon Speedway Club Inc.Upgrade of lighting$16,682
    Dalmacija Club Inc.Internal renovation and facelift$50,000
    Carnarvon Amateur Swimming ClubKitchen facilities and equipment$12,026
    Gascoyne Growers Markets Inc.Renovation of Gascoyne Growers Markets Shed$20,000


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