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 Kimberley region

    27/01/2017 12:15 PM
    • Kimberley Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.6 million in grants to fund 13 projects in the Kimberley region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Kimberley 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 $1,636,689 towards 13 projects in the Kimberley region including $250,000 for the Roebuck Plains Station Pivot Project to Nyamba Buru Yawuru, $71,350 for the Waringarri Visual Radio Project to Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation and $124,817 for facility upgrades at local popular sites around Halls Creek to the Shire of Halls Creek.


    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 Kimberley Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.kdc.wa.gov.au
    • Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Kimberley Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Broome Surf Life Saving Club IncThe redevelopment of Broome SLSC North West Training Facility$300,000
    Derby Rodeo and Horseriders AssociationNew Ablution Blocks - for Derby Rodeo Club and Derby West Kimberley Turf Club$90,000
    East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & IndustryTasting the Kimberley 2017$45,000
    Kalumburu Aboriginal CorporationEnterprise Incubator Stage 2 Economic and social hub$110,000
    Kimberley Language Resource CentreOffice maintenance and refurbishment$84,000
    Mangkaja Arts Resource AgencyMangkaja Arts Infrastructure Enhancement Project - Phase One$234,600
    Mirima CouncilModern Miriwoong$80,000
    Mowanjum Aboriginal CorporationMowanjum station expansion project$79,717
    Nirrumbuk Aboriginal CorporationJilbalirri Youth Accommodation$95,205
    Nyamba Buru Yawuru LtdRoebuck Plains Stations - Pivot Project$250,000
    Shire of Halls CreekFacility Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 2$124,817
    Shire of Wyndham East KimberleyIdentification and protection of priority agricultural land$72,000
    Waringarri Media Aboriginal CorporationWaringarri Visual Radio$71,350



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