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 Mid-West region

    27/01/2017 12:20 PM
    • $555,556 invested into 17 locally driven projects in the Mid-West region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Mid-West Community Chest Fund.


    The Community Chest Fund provides grants of up to $50,000 to support organisations delivering a range of community 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 $29,000 to the Mount Magnet St John Ambulance sub centre to fund the purchase and fit-out of a custom ambulance support trailer and $15,235 to the Mingenew Museum to fund minor refurbishments," he said.


    "Meekatharra Speedway will receive $50,000 to purchase 10 new go karts for their junior development program and $26,765 will go to the Shire of Wiluna to develop a 48-hour rest spot.


    "A wide range of projects were supported in this round of Community Chest Fund grants from tourism to sport through to aged care benefiting communities in all corners of the Mid-West.


    "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."


    Royalties for Regions will invest $10 million over four years into the Community Chest Fund. WA's nine regional development commissions oversee the program.


    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 Mid West Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.mwdc.wa.gov.au
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Mid-West Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProject Amount
    Shire of NorthamptonPioneer Lodge expansion$37,695
    Mount Magnet St John Ambulance sub centrePurchase and fit-out of a custom ambulance support trailer$29,000
    Scout Association of Australia WA BranchNew verandah to front and rear of the scout hall in Geraldton$27,250
    Shire of Chapman ValleyTennis Club facility upgrade$20,000
    City of Greater GeraldtonGrave restoration works at the Greenough Pioneer and Old Walkaway cemeteries$25,074
    Access to Leisure and Sport IncDesign and build a range of portable ramps and beach access pathways in Geraldton$50,000
    City of Greater GeraldtonMullewa entry statements$20,727
    Denison Bowling and Recreation ClubReplacement of the Bowling Club green lights$29,038
    Shire of CarnamahEneabba Community Shed$50,000
    Shire of Chapman ValleyBill Hemsley Park community meeting space$42,000
    Green Head Men's ShedRecycling, restoration, metal work shed$43,000
    Kalbarri Golf ClubReplace damaged reticulation and upgrade electrics$10,000
    Shire of MingenewMingenew Museum refurbishment$15,235
    Shire of WilunaWiluna 48-hour rest stop$26,765
    Shire of MeekatharraMount Gould Police Station restoration and upgrade$42,500
    Meekatharra SpeedwayMeekatharra Dirt Kart Junior Development Program$50,000
    Shire of CoorowCoastal cemetery development$37,272


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