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 South-West

    27/01/2017 12:35 PM
    • $523,295 invested into 22 locally driven projects in the South-West region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients for the 2017 South-West 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 $22,550 to St John Ambulance to fund the expansion of the Boyup Brook Sub Centre and $30,000 to the Treehouse Childcare Centre to fund the expansion of Donnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care," he said.


    "Doors Wide Open will receive $30,000 to establish a Crisis Care Centre in Bunbury and $15,000 will go to Yarloop Workshops to assist with the refurbishment and repair of historical artefacts from Yarloop Workshops Steam and Timber Museum, damaged in the 2016 bushfire.


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


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The South-West Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProject Amount
    Bunbury Community RadioInstallation of Studio 2, relocation of Control Rack and Provision of Outside Broadcast Facilities$38,019

    Jobs South West 

    Bunbury Regional Community College$49,868
    Doors Wide Open IncorporatedCrisis Care Centre$30,000
    Collie-Cardiff Returned & Services League Sub Branch of Western Australia

    Collie-Cardiff Military Memorabilia Display 

    Capel Primary School Parents & Citizen's Association Incorporated

    Capel Community Multi-purpose Sports Pavilion 

    Collieburn Cardiff Volunteer Fire Bush Brigade

    Mobile kitchen trailer 

    Origins Centre IncorporatedWater tanks for Origins Centre$7,200
    Treehouse Childcare CentreDonnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care$30,000
    Cookernup Community Association Cookernup Community Hall Kitchen Renovations$24,786
    Yarloop Workshops Refurbishment of workshops$15,000
    St John Ambulance Boyup Brook Sub Centre Ambulance fleet expansion - garage extension and ambulance equipment$22,550
    Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Greenbushes Thomson Park Playground Shade Sail Project$13,227
    Manjimup Family Centre Incorporated The Meeting Place$46,311
    Northcliffe Family Centre IncorporatedOperation Facelift - Karried Away Op Shoppe$35,736
    Manjimup Chamber of Commerce & IndustryManjimup Chamber Storage Facility Project$4,200
    St John Ambulance Manjimup Sub CentreBeaver Road Radio Tower$12,000
    Shire of NannupFM Radio to Nannup$28,850
    Cowaramup Men's Shed IncorporatedOpen storage shelter and fence$30,694
    Geographe Bay Yacht Club Incorporated Geographe Bay Sailing and Marine Sports Youth Training Centre$49,927
    Enable Southwest Rotary Sail into Life multi-use accessible motorised pontoon$19,500
    South West Working Life Association Incorporated Working Life Display Hub upgrade$3,432
    Collie Heritage and Menshed Group IncorporatedRebuilding Yarloop Heritage Rail Wagons$10,425



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