Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Pilbara Community Chest funding

    27/01/2017 12:30 PM
    • $833,333 invested into 30 locally driven projects in the Pilbara region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has today announced the successful grant recipients of the 2017 Pilbara Community Chest Fund.


    The Community Chest Fund provides local governments, voluntary organisations 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 $20,000 to the Karratha BMX Club to fund a new BMX start gate and $50,000 to the IBN Corporation to fund its Pilbara Aboriginal Place Names project to catalogue and map Aboriginal place names in traditional languages for significant sites in the Pilbara," he said.


    "The De Grey Land Conservation District Committee will receive $21,400 to fund the 2017 Pilbara Livestock Handling Cup, part of a two-day public event held on Yarrie Station in the eastern Pilbara in August, and $20,175 will go to Ngurra Kujungka to fund a two-year school holiday program that will be delivered across six Martu remote communities.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Pilbara Community Chest Fund successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProject Amount
    Shire of East Pilbara2017 Outback Fusion Festival$20,000
    Shire of Ashburton2017 Passion of the Pilbara event$20,000
    De Grey Land Conservation District Committee2017 Pilbara Livestock Handling Cup Event$21,400
    Karratha BMX Club5m UCI Standard BMX Start Gate$20,000
    Yaburara and Coastal Mardudhunera Aboriginal CorporationCultural eco-tourism$20,174
    Karratha Business Enterprise Centre IncorporatedDestination Pilbara - 2nd Annual Warlu Way Tourism Conference$10,000
    Yindjibarndi Aboriginal CorporationEco-tourism enterprise on indigenous lease$26,382
    Fair Game Australia LimitedFair Game 2017-18 Pilbara Project$32,661
    Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and IndustryFishing Addiction - Mackerel Islands and Surrounds$5,000
    Shire of East Pilbara (Martumili Artists)From Pujiman to Millennial - a collaboration between Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hills Artists$49,916
    Hedland Women's Refuge IncorporatedHedland Women's Refuge - Security upgrade$19,910
    City of KarrathaKarratha Bowling Club refurbishment$37,359
    Activ FoundationKarratha City to Surf$20,000
    Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and IndustryKYP 2017 Events Calendar$10,000
    Ngurra KujungkaMartu School Holiday Program$20,175
    Shire of East Pilbara (Martumili Artists)Martumili Evaluation and Impact Project$50,000
    Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation LimitedMegafauna Playground Design and CwC revised feasibility$20,000
    Pilbara Mesquite Management CommitteeMore jobs, less weeds - a trial phase$15,000
    Shire of East PilbaraNewman Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Plans$50,000
    Onslow Tourism and Progress Association IncorporatedOnslow Goods Shed Museum upgrade$40,000
    Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club IncorporatedParaburdoo Motorcycle Club Inc., upgrade electricity supply to all club facilities and install a new septic holding tank$15,386
    IBN Corporation Pty LtdPilbara Aboriginal Place Names (for the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli languages)$50,000
    Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and IndustryPilbara Business Boot Camp$20,000
    Pilbara Regional CouncilRegional Tourism Entry Signage$50,000
    Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Port Hedland IncorporatedRescue vessel motor replacement$8,000
    Onslow Rodeo Association IncorporatedStage 2017$20,000
    Big hART IncorporatedTjaabi Project$50,000
    Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra LimitedWangka-Iampaju (Our Language)$50,000
    Youth Involvement CouncilYIC Security and Access Measures$11,970
    Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra LimitedYintakaja Helicopter Mapping Project$50,000



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