Kim Chance

Kim Chance

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

    Wheatbelt Regional Development Scheme applications open

    26/08/2005 12:00 AM

    Wheatbelt Minister Kim Chance today launched the 2005-06 Wheatbelt Regional Development Scheme, which will make $500,000 available for innovative regional development projects.

    The scheme is part of the Gallop Government’s $80million Regional Investment Fund, which is used to improve the social and economic development of regional Western Australia.

    Mr Chance said the State Government was committed to the ongoing successful development and enhancement of Wheatbelt industries and communities.

    “The Regional Investment Fund supports hundreds of job-creating projects throughout the State, providing a broad range of quality services to all Western Australians, regardless of where they live,” he said.

    “The scheme is specifically targeted to allow communities to build on or enhance their comparative advantage.

    "Priority is given to activities aimed at supporting co-operation between local governments, developing and marketing regional advantage, industries that expand the region’s economic base and marketing partnerships.

    “The Gallop Government is ensuring regional WA receives its fair share.”

    Eligible applicants may include local government, voluntary organisations, business groups, educational institutions, philanthropic foundations and community organisations.

    The scheme is administered by the Wheatbelt Development Commission and the Expressions of Interest for funding from the scheme close on October 12.

    Guidelines are available from the Wheatbelt Development Commission on 9622 7222 or by e-mailing Mrs Alison Wood at

    Minister's office: 9213 6700