Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Great Southern 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 $1,536,667 towards 11 projects for the Great Southern region including $200,000 for the first stage of the Shire of Cranbrook's Regional Motocross Facility, which will help relocate the existing club from Rockwell Flats to the more suitable Sukey Hill site and $220,806 for the Albany Agricultural Society to fit-out its two new pavilions.
The scheme is administered by each of the nine regional development commissions.
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
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The Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:
|Recipient name||Project||Grant amount|
|Albany Agricultural Society Inc.||Albany Agricultural Society - Centennial Park Infrastructure Project Stage 4||$220,806|
|City of Albany||Tourism Information Hub - Library upgrade||$200,000|
|City of Albany||Community Activity Hub @ Alison Hartman Gardens||$150,000|
|Shire of Cranbrook||Cranbrook Regional Motocross Facility - Stage One||$200,000|
|Shire of Denmark||Plane Tree Precinct - Cottage Crafts Building refurbishment||$200,000|
|Shire of Jerramungup||Bremer Bay Airfield Cross Runway and Water Bomber turnaround - design and construct||$50,001|
|Shire of Manjimup*||Pioneer Park and Walpole/Nornalup Visitor Centre Enhancement||$68,825|
|Shire of Plantagenet||Kendenup Hall Refurbishment - Stage 2||$87,034|
|Shire of Plantagenet||Plantagenet District Hall revitalisation||$140,000|
|St John Ambulance WA - Albany Sub Centre||Great Southern Bariatric Ambulance||$50,001|
|The Katanning Country Club Inc (KCC)||Katanning Country Club Redevelopment - Stage 1||$170,000|
*The Shire of Manjimup has been granted Regional Grants Scheme funding from both the South West and Great Southern development commissions to fund the Pioneer Park and Walpole/Nornalup Visitor Centre Enhancement project as the project provides benefits to both regions.