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 Pilbara region

    27/01/2017 12:30 PM
    • Pilbara Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • More than $1.6 million in grants to fund eight projects in the Pilbara region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Pilbara 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 $1,666,666 towards eight projects in the Pilbara region including $125,000 to Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra for the Martu Leadership Project helping to develop leadership and governance skills of up to 50 Martu people, and $299,500 to the Pilbara Regional Council for the Reinvigoration of Warlu Way Signage.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The Pilbara Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    City of KarrathaConstruction of Nickol West Park expansion$300,000
    Yaandina Family Centre LimitedHACC Home and Gardens, Administration Refurbishment$300,000
    Kalyuku Ninti - Puntuku Ngurra LtdMartu Leadership Project$125,000
    Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated OCCI Business Support Program$162,780
    Aboriginal Male's Healing Centre Strong Spirit Strong Families Strong Culture IncorporatedProgram Design - Aboriginal Male Healing Centre$273,000
    Western Australian Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine LimitedForward to Fellowship - Pilbara$106,386
    Pilbara Regional CouncilReinvigoration of Warlu Way Signage$299,500
    Big hART IncorporatedRoebourne Training Lab$100,000



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