- $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.
- 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 name||Project ||Amount|
|Shire of East Pilbara||2017 Outback Fusion Festival||$20,000|
|Shire of Ashburton||2017 Passion of the Pilbara event||$20,000|
|De Grey Land Conservation District Committee||2017 Pilbara Livestock Handling Cup Event||$21,400|
|Karratha BMX Club||5m UCI Standard BMX Start Gate||$20,000|
|Yaburara and Coastal Mardudhunera Aboriginal Corporation||Cultural eco-tourism||$20,174|
|Karratha Business Enterprise Centre Incorporated||Destination Pilbara - 2nd Annual Warlu Way Tourism Conference||$10,000|
|Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation||Eco-tourism enterprise on indigenous lease||$26,382|
|Fair Game Australia Limited||Fair Game 2017-18 Pilbara Project||$32,661|
|Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Fishing 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 Incorporated||Hedland Women's Refuge - Security upgrade||$19,910|
|City of Karratha||Karratha Bowling Club refurbishment||$37,359|
|Activ Foundation||Karratha City to Surf||$20,000|
|Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry||KYP 2017 Events Calendar||$10,000|
|Ngurra Kujungka||Martu School Holiday Program||$20,175|
|Shire of East Pilbara (Martumili Artists)||Martumili Evaluation and Impact Project||$50,000|
|Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited||Megafauna Playground Design and CwC revised feasibility||$20,000|
|Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee||More jobs, less weeds - a trial phase||$15,000|
|Shire of East Pilbara||Newman Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Plans||$50,000|
|Onslow Tourism and Progress Association Incorporated||Onslow Goods Shed Museum upgrade||$40,000|
|Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club Incorporated||Paraburdoo Motorcycle Club Inc., upgrade electricity supply to all club facilities and install a new septic holding tank||$15,386|
|IBN Corporation Pty Ltd||Pilbara Aboriginal Place Names (for the Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli languages)||$50,000|
|Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry||Pilbara Business Boot Camp||$20,000|
|Pilbara Regional Council||Regional Tourism Entry Signage||$50,000|
|Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Port Hedland Incorporated||Rescue vessel motor replacement||$8,000|
|Onslow Rodeo Association Incorporated||Stage 2017||$20,000|
|Big hART Incorporated||Tjaabi Project||$50,000|
|Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra Limited||Wangka-Iampaju (Our Language)||$50,000|
|Youth Involvement Council||YIC Security and Access Measures||$11,970|
|Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra Limited||Yintakaja Helicopter Mapping Project||$50,000|