- $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.
- 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:
|Hotham Williams Economic Development Alliance||Marradong Country Self-drive Trail||$10,000|
|Wandering Boddington Clay Target Club (WBCTC)||WBCTC Expansion||$15,000|
|Brookton Old Time Motor Show Inc||2018 Brookton Old Time Motor Show||$10,000|
|Wongan Community Care Inc||Shed Up! More Space For a Growing Community Resource||$10,000|
|Shire of Wickepin||Healthy community precinct||$28,540.50|
|New Norcia Services||River walk upgrade and implementation of an indigenous archaeological artefact display||$50,000|
|St John Ambulance WA – Bruce Rock Sub Centre||Fit-out of quiet room extension to existing building||$30,000|
|Shire of Pingelly||Dementia Friendly Sensory Space||$30,000|
|Ausdance WA||Future landings||$19,000|
|St John Ambulance WA – Wyalkatchem Sub Centre||Koorda 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 Rock||Installation of New Playground at Caravan Park/Aquatic Centre Precinct||$22,000|
|Upper Great Southern Hockey Association||Narrogin Hockey Stadium Kitchen Upgrade||$50,000|
|Shire of York||York Motorcycle Festival||$10,000|
|Shire of Beverley||Flying Through History||$27,834|
|Shire of Merredin||Merredin water re-use reticulation upgrade||$25,000|
|Shire of Yilgarn||Southern Cross Outdoor Fitness Centre||$25,000|
|Shire of Lake Grace||Newdegate Active Precinct Skate Park and Playground||$30,000|
|Artists' Revolution||Community Art Space Project||$15,600|
|Shire of Toodyay||Anzac Park redevelopment||$50,000|
|Shire of Kulin||Camp Kulin expansion project||$31,500|