John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    $420,000 for projects in the Great Southern

    5/01/2007 2:10 PM
     
    5/1/07

    The Great Southern Regional Development Scheme will fund more than 20 projects in 2006-07 to improve social and economic development in the region.

    Great Southern Minister John Bowler congratulated the successful recipients, who were chosen from a highly competitive field of applicants.

    “The range of projects selected for funding demonstrates the diversity of the Great Southern region and will help improve the region’s appeal as a place to visit, live, work, and invest in,” Mr Bowler said.

    The successful projects were:
    • Green Skills Inc - Denmark Heritage Rail Trust project - $12,000;
    • Great Southern Regional Marketing Assoc Inc - co-operative marketing campaign - 39,500;
    • CY O’Connor Village Foundation - Albany Research Institute - $20,000;
    • Country Arts WA - State Regional Arts Conference in Denmark - $20,000;
    • Central Great Southern Business Enterprise Centre - train and instruct CDEP teams - $5,000;
    • Shire of Kent - refurbishment of a Nyabing historical building - $13,000;
    • Frankland River Wine Makers and Grape Growers Assoc - project officer recruitment - $5,500;
    • Shire of Gnowangerup - Borden wastewater scheme - $35,000;
    • Artsouthwa Inc - 2007 Great Southern Art and Craft Trail - $7,000;
    • Mount Barker Tourist Bureau Inc - secretariat/marketing services - $9,000;
    • Mungart Boodja Inc - upgrade facilities - $15,000;
    • Over the Moon Organics Pty Ltd - certified organic cheese production - $20,000;
    • Shire of Broomehill - Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern community training - $6,000;
    • Shire of Denmark - Denmark Visitor Centre fit-out - $15,000;
    • Jaycees Community Foundation - Albany Biodiversity Park - $25,000;
    • Mt Barker Baptist Community Centre - youth telecentre/drop-in centre - $28,000;
    • Southern Edge Arts - Great Southern Indigenous Performing Arts Project - $20,000;
    • City of Albany - production of DVDs to attract workers to the region - $5,000;
    • Clontarf Foundation - Great Southern Football Academy - $50,000;
    • UWA Perth International Arts Festival - PIAF’s 2007 programme - $25,000; and
    • Shire of Gnowangerup - Pilgrim Project - public art installation - $35,000.
    “Events and community infrastructure in the region not only attract visitors and boost the economy, but they also add to the uniqueness that is the Great Southern region,” the Minister said.

    The scheme is administered by the Great Southern Development Commission, who will call for expressions of interest for the 2007-08 scheme in July 2007.

    Minister's office - 9222 9699