- $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.
- 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 name||Project ||Amount|
|Shire of Northampton||Pioneer Lodge expansion||$37,695|
|Mount Magnet St John Ambulance sub centre||Purchase and fit-out of a custom ambulance support trailer||$29,000|
|Scout Association of Australia WA Branch||New verandah to front and rear of the scout hall in Geraldton||$27,250|
|Shire of Chapman Valley||Tennis Club facility upgrade||$20,000|
|City of Greater Geraldton||Grave restoration works at the Greenough Pioneer and Old Walkaway cemeteries||$25,074|
|Access to Leisure and Sport Inc||Design and build a range of portable ramps and beach access pathways in Geraldton||$50,000|
|City of Greater Geraldton||Mullewa entry statements||$20,727|
|Denison Bowling and Recreation Club||Replacement of the Bowling Club green lights||$29,038|
|Shire of Carnamah||Eneabba Community Shed||$50,000|
|Shire of Chapman Valley||Bill Hemsley Park community meeting space||$42,000|
|Green Head Men's Shed||Recycling, restoration, metal work shed||$43,000|
|Kalbarri Golf Club||Replace damaged reticulation and upgrade electrics||$10,000|
|Shire of Mingenew||Mingenew Museum refurbishment||$15,235|
|Shire of Wiluna||Wiluna 48-hour rest stop||$26,765|
|Shire of Meekatharra||Mount Gould Police Station restoration and upgrade||$42,500|
|Meekatharra Speedway||Meekatharra Dirt Kart Junior Development Program||$50,000|
|Shire of Coorow||Coastal cemetery development||$37,272|