Norm Marlborough

Norm Marlborough

Former Minister for Small Business; Peel and the South West; Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training

    State Government opens funding for projects in Peel

    30/06/2006 2:40 PM

    Peel Minister Norm Marlborough today opened the 2006-07 round of Regional Development Scheme funding, with applications being sought for projects that will benefit the community.

    “I am delighted to be able to present the opportunity for worthwhile projects to share in $500,000 of State Government funding through the Peel Development Commission,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “We are looking for projects which show the potential to improve the economic and social development and the environment of the Peel region.”

    Priorities for funding in 2006-07 are:
    • employment creation;
    • education and training;
    • caring for our environment;
    • social initiatives resulting in long-term positive communities; and
    • infrastructure, particularly as it relates to the other priorities.
    The Regional Development Scheme is part of the Carpenter Government’s $80million Regional Investment Fund.

    Over the past five years, the $2.1million of Regional Development Scheme funds awarded to projects in the Peel region has developed into more than $23.8million worth of projects.

    “A total of 147 jobs have been created as a result of this seed funding, with many more to be realised as the projects achieve their outcomes,” the Minister said

    Some of the projects to benefit from Regional Development Scheme Funding in 2005-06 included:
    • a wet trade facility at the Challenger TAFE;
    • funding for the South West and Peel Fabricators Cluster;
    • support for the Shire of Boddington in meeting planning requirements associated with the reopening of the Boddington Gold Mine;
    • a youth centre development officer for the Shire of Waroona;
    • a development and management plan for Glebe Land in Pinjarra; and
    • an upgrade of the training facilities at Mundijong Thoroughbred and Standardbred Trainers Association.
    “This is a fantastic opportunity to get some of the region’s visionary projects off the ground,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “I urge all those groups with projects which work with the Carpenter Government’s goal of building a better future for all Western Australians, to apply.”

    The scheme is administered through the Peel Development Commission, and potential applicants are encouraged to contact Kylie Mould at the commission on 9535 0000 for further information. Application forms are also available at

    Applications to the Regional Development Scheme close Friday, September 8.

    Minister's office: (08) 9213 6500