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 Peel region

    27/01/2017 12:25 PM
    • Peel Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.6 million in grants to fund 12 projects in the Peel region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Peel 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 $1,684,444 towards 12 projects in the Peel region including $64,044 for Murdoch University to increase the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capacity of staff and students in schools across the Peel region, and $275,000 for the Shire of Murray's redevelopment of the Murray River Foreshore - Stage 1 including a terraced amphitheatre community event space.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Peel Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving ClubExpanding Surf Lifesaving Facilities at Port Bouvard to improve the delivery of surf lifesaving services$300,000
    Murdoch UniversitySTEM Equipment for Schools - Pathways to Careers$64,044
    Western Australia Police Sport Federation (WAPSF)Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games 2018 (APES Games 2018)$50,000
    Murdoch UniversityMandurah Dolphin Research Project$56,500
    Mandurah Mustangs Football Club IncMandurah Mustangs Community Facility$125,000
    Shire of WaroonaRenovations, Extensions & Additions to Preston Beach Community Centre$225,000
    Shire of MurrayMurray River Foreshore Redevelopment - Stage 1$275,000
    Shire of MurrayPeel Regional Trails Co-ordinator$90,000
    Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO)Peel Region Digital Asset Library$48,900
    National TrustJarrahdale Mill Manager House $215,000
    Mandurah Country ClubBuilding refurbishment$130,000
    C Y O'ConnorKikuyu Improvement Project$105,000



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