- $500,000 invested into 20 locally driven projects in the Peel region
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients for the 2017 Peel Community Chest Fund.
The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, not-for-profit associations 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 $40,000 to the Mandurah Retirement Village to upgrade Tickner Reserve providing accessible facilities adjacent to the Coolibah Total Caring aged and young people with disability residence and $50,000 to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale towards the construction of the Byford Skate Park," he said.
"Quambie Park, Waroona will receive $25,000 towards a generator to ensure continuous power to the facility during bushfire emergencies and power failures, and $40,000 will go to the Pinjarra Harness Racing Club to improve disabled access and extend the viewing area at Pinjarra Paceway.
"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Peel 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."
Royalties for Regions 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
- Contact the Peel Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.peel.wa.gov.au
- Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The Peel Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:
|John Tonkin College P & C ||IZRA - School to Career Transitional Event||$7,000|
|City of Mandurah||Entrepreneurial Program Development and|
Implementation for Unemployed Youth
|Boddington Community Resource Centre Inc||Boddington community website||$32,410|
|Boddington Golf Club||Sand greens upgrade||$18,150|
|Coolup Progress Association||Don Sparks Reserve upgrade||$7,000|
|Dwellingup Community Compact Incorporated||Town bike rack project||$5,546|
|Hotham-Williams Economic Development Alliance Inc (HWEDA)||Marradong Country Self-Drive Trail||$15,000|
|Landcare SJ (on behalf of the Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) and Serpentine Jarrahdale Men's Shed (SJMS))||Invasive Cotton Bush in the Peel-Harvey region ||$5,472|
|Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO)||Peel Region Events Support Facilitation||$40,000|
|Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club (MOFSC)||Facility upgrade boats||$40,000|
|Mandurah Performing Arts||Mandjar Jazz||$15,672|
|Mandurah Retirement Village - Coolibah Total Caring||Tickner Reserve upgrade||$40,000|
|Palliative Care WA (PCWA)||Engaging the Peel community in Advance Care Planning||$28,000|
|Pinjarra Football and Netball Club Inc||Purpose-built storage facility for Sir Ross McLarty Pavilion||$7,666|
|Pinjarra Harness Racing Club ||Disabled access ramp and extension to viewing area||$40,000|
|Quambie||Generator for power during bushfire emergencies and power failure||$25,000|
|Shire of Boddington||Stage 1 Boddington Weir Pool rehabilitation||$30,000|
|Shire of Murray||Pinjarra Public Wi-Fi Project||$42,854|
|Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale||Byford Skate Park Stage 1b||$50,000|
|Woodturning Association of WA Mandurah Group||Shed extension||$13,706|