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 Great Southern

    27/01/2017 12:10 PM
    • Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.5 million in grants to fund 11 projects in the Great Southern region 

    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.


    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 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 Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Albany Agricultural Society Inc.Albany Agricultural Society - Centennial Park Infrastructure Project Stage 4$220,806
    City of AlbanyTourism Information Hub - Library upgrade$200,000
    City of AlbanyCommunity Activity Hub @ Alison Hartman Gardens$150,000
    Shire of CranbrookCranbrook Regional Motocross Facility - Stage One$200,000
    Shire of DenmarkPlane Tree Precinct - Cottage Crafts Building refurbishment$200,000
    Shire of JerramungupBremer 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 PlantagenetKendenup Hall Refurbishment - Stage 2$87,034
    Shire of PlantagenetPlantagenet District Hall revitalisation$140,000
    St John Ambulance WA - Albany Sub CentreGreat 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.


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