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 South-West region

    27/01/2017 12:35 PM
    • South-West Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
    • $1.6 million in grants to fund nine projects in the South-West region

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the South 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 $1.6 million towards nine projects in the South-West region including $300,000 to extend the Harvey Community and Sporting Facility, and $300,000 to support an aged housing expansion in Balingup.


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

    Minister's office - 6552 6700


    The South-West Regional Grants Scheme successful recipients are:


    Recipient nameProjectGrant amount
    Vintage Home Town For LifeBalingup Vintage Aged Housing Expansion$300,000
    Shire of HarveyHarvey Community and Sporting Facility$300,000
    Woolkabunning KiakaRoelands Village All Abilities Edible Bush Foods Garden and RESPECT Program$149,200

    Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils

    Warren Blackwood Stock Route$222,483
    Shire of ManjimupPioneer Park and Walpole/Nornalup Visitor Centre Enhancement Plan$68,825
    South West RefugeRefuge Value Add Project$300,000
    Breakaway Aboriginal CorporationBreakaway Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Project$135,471
    South West Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal CorporationSWAMS Clinic alterations and additions to incorporate mental health service$78,046
    Morrissey HomesteadExtension to building and enclosed parking$50,000


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