Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Great Southern Community Chest funding

    27/01/2017 12:10 PM
    • $555,556 invested into 20 locally driven projects in Great Southern region 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Great Southern 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 $44,400 to the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management to fund trials of reintroducing native oysters to Oyster Harbour, and $50,000 to Southern Dirt to fund a technology and innovation event for agriculture," he said.


    "The Denmark Arts Council will receive $50,000 to fund the 2017 and 2018 Denmark Festival of Voice and $13,753 will go towards the refurbishment of Cranbrook Golf Club.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Great Southern Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectAmount
    Centre of Excellence in NRM UWABringing oysters back to Oyster Harbour$44,400
    Broomehill Recreational ComplexReplacement of Broomehill Recreational Complex Tractor$20,000
    Mount Barker Campdraft ClubMt Barker Campdraft permanent arena fence$11,500
    Katanning Regional Business AssociationScoping Study for a Private Middle School Development in Katanning$20,000
    Denmark Arts CouncilDenmark Festival of Voice 2017 and 2018$50,000
    Katanning LandcareKatanning Eco Week 2017 and 2018$45,700
    Cranbrook Golf Club Cranbrook Golf Club refurbishment$13,753
    Albany Community Legal CentreCrisis Accommodation Study$35,950
    South Coast NRMSouth Coast Environment and Heritage Centre Feasibility Study$30,661
    Shire of KatanningHidden Treasures Bloom Festival 2017-2018$50,000
    Denmark Surf Life Saving ClubDenmark Surf Life Saving Club - Transformation business case development$19,500
    The Dyslexia Speld Foundation WAImproving Access to Literacy Support for Families and Education in the GS$6,500
    Lower GS Hockey Association Inc.Project Befuddled: What's the Score$10,730
    City of Albany XPD Expedition Race - Adventure Racing World Qualifier$38,382
    Greenskills Inc.Denmark Tip Shop and Reuse Centre infrastructure improvement$20,000
    FORM Building a State of CreativityLand Mark Art Workshop


    Southern Dirt Inc. Southern Dirt Techspo (Data, Dirt and Droids)$50,000
    Southern Edge Arts Inc.Making Mental Health Matter Through Performing Arts$9,480
    Albany and Denmark Hinterland Orienteering ClubOrienteering Club Trailer$5,000
    Shire of Cranbrook  Shire of Cranbrook Speech Therapy$50,000


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