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.
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
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The Gascoyne Community Chest Fund successful recipients:
|Exmouth Tennis Club||Tennis club revitalisation stages 1, 2 and 3||$19,773|
|Shire of Upper Gascoyne||Tourist 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 Club||Solar power to sustain the Boolbardie Clubhouse and Sheds||$46,000|
|Sporting Shooters Association Exmouth Branch||Construction of new infrastructure - Water tank and solar inverter freestanding system||$30,140|
|Exmouth Yacht Club||Youth Sailing Program||$19,720|
|Gascoyne Food Council||Gascoyne 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 Club||2018 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 Club||Kitchen facilities and equipment||$12,026|
|Gascoyne Growers Markets Inc.||Renovation of Gascoyne Growers Markets Shed||$20,000|