Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich has announced the latest round of Goldfields Esperance Regional Development Scheme (GERDS) funding.
Ms Ravlich said the scheme aimed to improve the social and economic development of the Goldfields-Esperance region by funding a range of locally important projects.
“The fund forms part of the State Government’s commitment to regional development through the Regional Investment Fund and is administered by the
Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission,” she said.
The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry has received $17,755 from the scheme to assist with the restoration of the organisational and financial sustainability of the Esperance Chamber of Commerce.
The Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association (LLCCA) was granted $7,000 to commence work on a three-year strategic plan to provide direction for the future of the association.
The Shire of Menzies has been granted $98,116 to begin upgrading the 40-year-old Menzies Caravan Park.
The Australian Country Information Service (ACIS) in the Ravensthorpe Shire received $14,788 to continue to provide access for local residents to a range of information services through the employment of an information officer in Ravensthorpe.
The Shire of Dundas has been granted $165,000 to commence phase four of the Norseman Tourism/Heritage Precinct Rejuvenation Project, which involves engineering works such as roadside kerbing, drainage, brick paving, road seal and street furniture.
The Scaddan Pioneer Park Committee has received $20,000 to implement the second stage of the Scadden Pioneer Park, which will be constructed in preparation for Scaddan’s 100-year centenary celebrations.
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery Board has received $89,898.70 to purchase auxiliary equipment to ensure full functionality of the new cremator, which has been purchased through funding from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The grant will see the Goldfields Crematorium, which was built in 1988, upgraded to a standard that meets the needs of families in the Goldfields area.
The Hopetoun Telecentre has been granted $38,500 to commence work on the Hopetoun Telecentre Relocation and Refurbishment Project, which will provide access to, and training in, the use of information technology, creating economic, employment and social benefits.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s PCYC has received $22,497 to plan and develop the initial stages of the upgrade of their current facility on Egan Street.
The Eastern Goldfields Historical Society will use its $24,375 grant to develop a new computer-based system for improving access to the Historical Societies’ collections.
The Shire of Leonora is set to continue the Northern Goldfields Sports and Recreation Program, ‘Sporting Chance’, thanks to a grant of $39,600.
The program is a combined initiative between the Leonora, Laverton and Menzies Shires and aims to develop a co-ordinated approach to the provision of physical activity initiatives for people of all ages. It includes all towns and communities within these northern Goldfields shires.
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