Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

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

    Regional grants to benefit Gascoyne region

    27/01/2017 12:00 PM
    • Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.9 million in grants to fund nine projects in the Gascoyne region 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Gascoyne Development Commission have announced the successful grant recipients of the Regional Grants Scheme 2017 funding round.


    The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the State Government's Royalties for Regions, supporting region-specific priorities that are driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects.


    Mr Redman said the State Government had invested $30 million in the scheme from 2016-17 to 2018-19 offering grants between $50,000 and $300,000.


    "This funding will help community, public and not-for-profit organisations fund smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said.


    "Royalties for Regions is committed to supporting local projects that attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for regional West Australians; the Regional Grants Scheme enables this to happen.


    "The Regional Grants Scheme is yet another example of how Royalties for Regions is helping to deliver small projects that make a big difference in the lives of regional West Australians."


    This round of grants will provide a total of $1,920,766 towards nine projects in the Gascoyne region including $300,000 for the Shire of Exmouth to deliver marine infrastructure in Exmouth and $300,000 for the Carnarvon Growers Association to implement Phase 1 of the Gascoyne Water Masterplan.


    The scheme is administered by each of the nine regional development commissions.


    Fact File

    • The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia
    • 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 Gascoyne Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.gdc.wa.gov.au  
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme successful projects are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Shire of ExmouthExmouth marine infrastructure$300,000
    Shire of ExmouthBuilding Future Memories 50 Years Commemorative Event$150,000
    Shire of ExmouthMulti-purpose community room and multi-user storage facility$105,886
    Carnarvon Growers AssociationGascoyne Water Masterplan Implementation - Phase 1$300,000
    Carnarvon Growers AssociationGascoyne Water Masterplan Implementation - Phase 2$267,380
    Shire of CarnarvonIntegrated Water Supply Upgrade$300,000
    Carnarvon Space and Technology MuseumReplacement and insulation of the Power House roof, solar panels and water tanks$140,000
    Bush Heritage AustraliaShark Bay Research and Tourist park Master Plan$57,500
    One Tree Community Services One Tree Bernice McLeod Children's Service$300,000


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