Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest funding

    27/01/2017 12:05 PM
    • $505,538 invested into 16 locally driven projects in Goldfields-Esperance 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Goldfields-Esperance 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 $50,000 to the Shire of Leonora to fund their 2017 Leonora Golden Gift event and $40,000 to the Shire of Ravensthorpe to fund the development of the Munglinup Community Playground," he said.


    "Esperance Bay Historical Society will receive $8,193 to build a new website and $16,204 will go to the Eastern Goldfields Squash Racket Association to automate the squash courts at the Ray Finlayson Sports Complex enabling 24-hour public access.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    Goldfields-Esperance Community Chest Fund successful recipients:


    Recipient nameProject Amount
    The Shire of LeonoraThe 2017 Leonora Golden Gift$50,000
    Esperance Tjaltjraak ServicesLot 307 Norseman Rd Esperance Tjaltjraak Cultural Hub$31,970
    Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance Inc.Digital Connections Project$29,307
    Kalgoorlie Central Playgroup Inc.Outdoor area renovations and Nature Play landscaping$20,000
    Shire of RavensthorpeMunglinup Community Playground$40,000

    Escare Incorporated

    CARE (Community Awareness and Regional Education Program)$29,000
    Esperance Local Enterprise Initiative Committee Inc. trading as Business Development Centre EsperanceEsperance Business Incubator Options Assessment and Feasibility Study$45,880
    Goldfields Brass BandGoldfields Brass Band trailer$5,000
    Esperance Bay Historical Society Inc.EBHS website establishment$8,193
    Boulder Speedway Association Inc.Drafting and surveying of site infrastructure$33,538
    Coolgardie Day Celebrations Inc.Coolgardie Day$45,414
    K Farmer DutjahnSandalwood Conference$30,750
    Eastern Goldfields Squash Racket AssociationCourt automation for public use$16,204
    Hopetoun Progress Association Inc.Bouncy pillow installation$46,282
    Rotary Club of Esperance BayThe Rotary Club of Esperance Bay Community Event Facilities Project$24,000
    Kalgoorlie Baptist ChurchStudio ASAPH$50,000


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