David Templeman

David Templeman

Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Peel

    Serpentine-Jarrahdale to benefit from grants scheme

    19/11/2007 12:15 PM

    Education, transport and community projects in the south eastern suburbs have received a financial boost as part of the 2007-08 round of the Regional Development Scheme.

    Peel Minister David Templeman said the grants would fund improvements to industrial land and transport infrastructure in Serpentine Jarrahdale, community programs encouraging active ageing, and projects that supported a healthy environment, including community education on great waterwise gardens.

    “The Regional Development Scheme is part of the State Government’s $80million Regional Investment Fund,” Mr Templeman said.

    “This is a much-valued program where small projects are able to grow to make major contributions to the future of the Peel Region.

    “Serpentine Jarrahdale is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, with new business registrations tripling in the past three years and an expected annual growth of five per cent over the next five years.

    “This makes Serpentine Jarrahdale an exciting place to be and the State Government is committed to ensuring that growth continues well into the future.”

    Grants included $30,000 to help strengthen collaboration between the region’s five local government authorities on environmental policy and $9,034 for the Serpentine Jarrahdale Telecentre to access up-to-date communication services in four communities.

    The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will receive $25,000 to conduct demand analysis for employment-generating land in the shire, as well as $15,000 to develop a public transport plan for the area.

    For a full list of grant recipients, visit http://www.peel.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office: 9220 5050