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 Wheatbelt region

    27/01/2017 12:40 PM
    • $560,874 invested into 21 locally driven projects in the Wheatbelt region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Wheatbelt 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 $25,000 to the Shire of Yilgarn to fund the installation of free outdoor gym equipment at the Southern Cross Recreation precinct and $30,000 to the Shire of Lake Grace towards the Newdegate Active Precinct Skate Park and Playground," he said.


    "The Shire of Toodyay will receive $50,000 towards the redevelopment of the Anzac Park War memorial site and $30,000 will go to the Shire of Pingelly to create a dementia-friendly sensory space within the Pingelly age-appropriate accommodation development.


    "These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Wheatbelt 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 Wheatbelt Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.wheatbelt.wa.gov.au
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Wheatbelt Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectAmount
    Hotham Williams Economic Development AllianceMarradong Country Self-drive Trail$10,000
    Wandering Boddington Clay Target Club (WBCTC)WBCTC Expansion$15,000
    Brookton Old Time Motor Show Inc2018 Brookton Old Time Motor Show$10,000
    Wongan Community  Care IncShed Up! More Space For a Growing Community Resource$10,000
    Shire of WickepinHealthy community precinct$28,540.50
    New Norcia ServicesRiver walk upgrade and implementation of an indigenous archaeological artefact display$50,000
    St John Ambulance WA – Bruce Rock Sub CentreFit-out of quiet room extension to existing building$30,000
    Shire of PingellyDementia Friendly Sensory Space$30,000
    Ausdance WAFuture landings$19,000
    St John Ambulance WA – Wyalkatchem Sub CentreKoorda Building extension$50,000
    Shire of Gingin (on behalf of the Northern Growth Alliance)Northern Growth Alliance Sub Regional Tourism Strategy$21,400
    Shire of Bruce RockInstallation of New Playground at Caravan Park/Aquatic Centre Precinct$22,000
    Upper Great Southern Hockey AssociationNarrogin Hockey Stadium Kitchen Upgrade$50,000
    Shire of YorkYork Motorcycle Festival$10,000
    Shire of BeverleyFlying Through History$27,834
    Shire of MerredinMerredin water re-use reticulation upgrade$25,000
    Shire of YilgarnSouthern Cross Outdoor Fitness Centre$25,000
    Shire of Lake GraceNewdegate Active Precinct Skate Park and Playground$30,000
    Artists' RevolutionCommunity Art Space Project$15,600
    Shire of ToodyayAnzac Park redevelopment$50,000
    Shire of KulinCamp Kulin expansion project$31,500



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