Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    Minister announces final $1 million round for Centenary projects.

    4/06/2000 6:00 AM

    Communities throughout Western Australia have one last chance to create a lasting reminder to the Centenary of Federation.

    Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson today announced the fifth and final allocation of grants for Centenary of Federation projects.

    “The final round will see $1 million allocated to projects and events in Western Australia that are of lasting value to the community,” Mr Johnson said.

    “This is the last chance for communities to access the funds to pay tribute to this important milestone in Australia’s history.”

    The State Government has allocated a total of $3.5 million to projects that celebrate the Centenary of Federation in 2001.

    Mr Johnson said a total of 179 Western Australian communities thus far had been funded to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Federation in 2001.

    Both regional and metropolitan communities were well represented in the fourth funding round, covering the State from Derby in the north, Walpole in the south and Kalgoorlie/Boulder in the east.

    Of the 84 successful projects, 56 will benefit communities in regional Western Australia while the remaining 28 projects will enhance the lives of communities in the greater metropolitan area.

    Examples of successful projects include:
    • $1400 for Wundowie, where a mural painted by residents and children will decorate a recently completed water tank at the entrance of the town;
    • $21,500 to the WA Police Historical Society to commission a book on the 150-year history of the Water Police;
    • $13,110 for a Centenary of Federation playground at Cullacabardee, which will be built entirely by the community’s construction worker trainees;
    • $14,230 to the Maylands Historical Society’s publication of a book documenting the contribution that Western Australia has made to the nation’s aviation history since Federation;
    • $11,000 for the Derby Pastoral Trail Interpretation. The 12-km walking and cycling trail traces the route of early drovers bringing their cattle to the Port of Derby between the 1890s and 1960s and; -
    • $20,000 grant to cover the cost of structures and “sun safe” family facilities in Dampier.

    Mr Johnson said successful projects in other regions included the Lower Lesmurdie Falls Federation Trail, Federation Place in Narrogin, Pingrup Historical and Community Facility Centre, the City of Gosnells Federation Sculpture Project, restoration of Old Yalgoo Jail, the Collie Federation Community Park and Pemberton’s Federation of Living Legends.

    For more information about the fifth round of grants, write to the Centenary of Federation State Committee at the Constitutional Centre of WA, Havelock St, West Perth, 6872, or phone 1800 653 357.

    Applications close on June 16, 2000.

    Media contact: Fran Hodge (08) 9481 3244 or 0403 065 302


    Restoration of Old Yalgoo Jail - $15,950
    Coorow Federation Skate Park - $11,000

    Derby Pastoral Trail Interpretation - $11,000

    Restoration and Protection of 25LB Memorial Field Gun, Coorow - $7820

    WA 2001 / Nyabing Progress Centenary of Federation Project (Town entrance structures) - $8450

    Boddington Lions Club Federation Rotunda - $15,405

    Dampier 2001 Centenary of Federation 'Shelters Project' - $20,116

    Conservation Repair of Rotunda - $10,000

    Sheoak Park and Federation Bridge, Gelorup - $6132

    Katanning Federation Railway Museum and Workshop - $17492

    Bruce Rock Federation Amphitheatre - $10000

    Lions Federation Bridge and Music Shell Project, Cowaramup - $15551

    Tambellup Federation Information Area - $9500

    Gascoyne Centenary of Federation Quilt, Carnarvon - $3000

    Muntadgin Federation Park and Trail Network - $20,100

    Shire of Ashburton - Federation Celebration Park Redevelopments, Tom Price - $25,000

    Morgan John Morgan Reserve & Federation Gazebo, Glen Forrest - $4,000

    Federation Celebrations, Banners, Bassendean - $12,000

    Balingup Centenary Information Centre - $17,500

    Highbury Community Federation Sundial and Pioneer Walk - $9,759

    Walpole Community Federation Park - $16,800

    The Cullacabardee Centenary of Federation Playground - $13,110

    The Town of Cambridge Federation Heritage Trail, Wembley - $19,000

    Federation Square, Boyup Brook - $13,670

    Leeman Centenary of Federation Park - $14,797

    Federation Wall & Gazebo, Northampton - $7,813

    Federation Walk Trails of Dwellingup - $10,775

    Horseyard Hill Federation Walk Trail, Walpole - $15,550

    Federation Place, Narrogin - $22,750

    Federation Rotunda, Waroona - $25,000

    Celebrating Our Federation (Gazebo & BBQ), Denham - $6,893

    Federation Island, Manjimup - $23,075.72

    WA2001 Federation Park, Exmouth - $23,956

    Federation Park, Mount Magnet - $16,057

    Ongerup Town Hall Federation Gardens - $5000

    Gnowangerup Federation Town Hall Green - $12,575

    Borden Federation Travellers Park - $4925

    Collie Federation Community Park - $25,000

    Federation Walk, Port Hedland - $12,926

    Federation Feature: Port Hedland Harbour (Foreshore enhancement) - $16,000

    Lions Federation Gazebo, Manjimup - $13,456

    Boyup Brook Centenary Resource Centre - Centenary Foyer Project - $18,000

    Landscaping - Donnybrook/Balingup Community Centre - $12,000

    Federation Celebration of Early Aviation History of Australia (Book), Maylands - $14,230

    WA2001 Harvey Mural - $6500

    Peaceful Bay Federation Playground Project - $16,967

    S. E. P. A. Centenary (Gazebo & foreshore restoration), Dawesville - $10,000

    Salvation Army Federation Youth Centre, Mandurah - $18,230

    Jarrahdale: Federation Historic Trails - $6,200

    The Mission Schools Federation Interactive Exhibition, New Norcia - $25,000

    Pemberton Mill Hall Federation Project - $12,540

    Wider Horizons Action Group - Centenary of Federation Project (Artwalk & pictorial artwork features), Ashby - $19,100

    Rotary Wanneroo Federation Heritage Wall - $17,500

    Foothills Federation Park - "Meeting Place", Kalamunda - $25,000

    Allanson Federation Room (Restoration of historic classroom) - $20,190

    Volunteering Western Australia: Towards and Beyond the Centenary of Federation (Book), West Perth - $12,998

    Christ's Church Anglican Church & Federation Display, Mandurah - $7072

    Beacon Community Federation Park - $16,000

    Centenary Federation Pavilion, Embleton - $6,500

    Federation of Celebration, 150 years of Water Police (Book), Scarborough - $21,500

    Federation Rotunda, Port Hedland - $11,598

    Federation Heritage Artwalk, Mandurah - $25,000

    Repairs to Custom House Bond Store at Cossack, Karratha - $20,000

    Katanning Federation Gardens Project - $3400

    Lions Centenary of Federation Park, Katanning - $14,700

    Pingrup Historical & Community Facility Centre - $22,800

    Entry Statement and Marking of Heritage Locations in Tammin Townsite - $10,031

    Wonthella Federation Community Park - $10,000

    Wundowie Federation Centenary Mural Project - $1400

    Busselton Jetty Crane Restoration - $15,115

    Pemberton's Federation of Living Legends (Commemorative gazebo) - $4,680

    Graham Bricknell Memorial Music Shell, Bunbury - $25,000

    Lancelin Centenary of Federation Gazebo - $9600

    Enhancement of Guildford War Memorial Garden, Bassendean - $9500

    Golden Pipeline Mundaring Precinct Heritage Walk Trails - $20,190

    City of Gosnells Federation Sculpture Project - $25,000

    Koorda Centenary 2001 Womens Memorial Park Project (Pergola) - $6800

    HEARabout Federation Playground, Jolimont - $5246

    Multicultural Federation Garden and Children's Playground, Leederville - $20,000

    Federation Amphitheatre 2001 "A Swan Community Arts Project", Millendon - $25,000

    Federation Track, Northcliffe - $6454

    Forging Federation Ahead (Commemorative sculpture), Midland - $25,000

    Lower Lesmurdie Falls Federation Trail, Forrestfield - $6000

    Roelands Progress Federation Grounds (Community park) - $14,000