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 Mid-West region

    27/01/2017 12:20 PM
    • Mid-West Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.5 million in grants to fund nine projects in the Mid-West region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Mid West 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 $1.53 million towards nine projects in the Mid-West region including $235,500 for the Chapman River Regional Park mountain bike trail, $300,000 for the Three Springs Early Childhood Learning Centre and $200,000 to the Meekatharra District High School community hub.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Mid-West Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Geraldton Cemetery BoardTo complete the fencing around Geraldton Cemetery$109,000
    Shire of IrwinDongara Port Denison digital television retransmission$84,500
    City of Greater GeraldtonChapman River Regional Park mountain bike trail$235,500
    Learning Tree Community SchoolSchool sustainability components including black water sewage treatment and solar panels$77,400
    Shire of Coorow3 Bays Walk Trail$287,500
    Shire of Three SpringsTo develop an early childhood learning centre adjacent to the Three Springs Primary School$300,000
    Shire of NorthamptonSecond green replacement for Kalbarri Bowling Club$93,600
    Wandina Primary School P&CDevelopment of a nature playground$149,167
    Meekatharra District High School P&CTo create a community hub on MDHS grounds$200,000



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