Kim Chance

Kim Chance

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; the Mid West and Wheatbelt; Great Southern

    New year, new funding - Mid West Regional Development Scheme

    17/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Mid-West Minister Kim Chance has encouraged eligible organisations to apply for grants as part of the latest round of the Mid West Regional Development Scheme (MWRDS).


    “I encourage funding applications for local project proposals that will enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Mid-West region,” Mr Chance said.


    “The MWRDS annually allocates $500,000 in State Government funds to local projects.


    “Contributions of between $5,000 and $150,000 are available to community groups, and local governments for a range of different projects with a regional development focus.


    “The scheme is now into its eighth year and over that time, more than 160 individual projects across the Mid-West have been successful in securing funding.”


    Some of the better known projects included the Geraldton Crematorium upgrade, Monsignor Hawes Heritage Project, Sandstone industrial zone, Geraldton Universities Centre, heavy boat lifter, Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways and Morawa Caravan Park chalets.


    The Mid West Development Commission Board chairperson Robyn Parsons said over the past six and a half years, the commission had allocated more than $3million through the MWRDS to worthy ventures, with a combined total budget value of more than $27million dollars.


    “We are pleased to have been able to help many Mid-West communities pursue their project priorities,” Ms Parsons said.


    Applications for the current round of the Mid West Regional Development Scheme grants close on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.


    For application packs and advice on applications, contact the Mid West Development Commission on 9921 0702 or email  


    Minister's office - 9213 6700