- Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced
- More than $1.4 million in grants to fund nine projects in the Wheatbelt region
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman and the Wheatbelt 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 $1,478,581 towards nine projects in the Wheatbelt region including $250,000 to the Shire of Narembeen to fund the development of a purpose-built emergency services building to accommodate the Narembeen Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and St John Ambulance, and $100,000 to the Shire of Wandering to creating a vibrant commercial precinct using colourful sea containers to house a community of local businesses.
The scheme is administered by each of the nine regional development commissions.
- 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 Wheatbelt Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.wheatbelt.wa.gov.au
- Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 6700
The successful projects to be funded for the Wheatbelt region are:
|Recipient name||Project||Grant amount|
|Shire of Kondinin||Extensions to Kondinin Community Recreation Centre||$185,000|
|Shire of Wandering||Creating a vibrant Wandering commercial precinct ||$100,000|
|Shire of Narembeen||Co-located emergency services facility||$250,000|
|The National Trust of Western Australia||Avondale Houses Conservation||$200,000|
|The Liebe Group||Construction of Liebe Group purpose-built facility||$200,000|
|Central Midlands Speedway Association||Central Midlands Speedway Association Clubrooms||$150,000|
|Shire of Kellerberrin||Kellerberrin Speedway Facility upgrade||$100,000|
|Northam Districts Motorcycle Club||NDMCC Clubhouse facility||$93,581|
|Avon Valley Motor Museum Association||Acquisition of the York Motor Museum||$200,000|