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Minister for Education and Training; South West
Peel projects receive $500,000 for 2006
6/12/2005 12:00 AM
The Gallop Government has provided $500,000 towards 26 projects in the Peel region as part of the 2006 Regional Development Scheme.
Peel Minister Mark McGowan said the projects had been chosen on the basis of their contribution to the economic, social and environmental development of the Peel region.
“One of the major grant recipients this year was the Peel Marketing Alliance, which received $25,000 to attract more tourists, businesses and skilled employees to the Peel region,” Mr McGowan said.
“This project will aim to further the growth of Peel as a tourism destination and also seek to develop the potential of existing local businesses and operations.”
The Minister said other projects to receive funding included a study on a near-threatened native bird at Yalgorup, the development of a new Transit Visitor Information Centre at Mandurah and the establishment of a wet trades training facility at Challenger TAFE.
“The Peel Harvey Catchment Council also received $20,000 to undertake a feasibility study into establishing a business case for the Peel Waterways Institute,” he said.
“The development of a Peel Waterways Institute is something that would have strong economic, environmental and educational outcomes and this funding will allow the project to move forward.”
Mr McGowan said the Regional Development Scheme was part of the Gallop Government’s $80million Regional Investment Fund, which aimed to assist with the economic and social development of regional Western Australia.
“A total of $500,000 is made available to each of the State’s five Development Commissions and organisations are requested to apply for funds up to a total of $150,000,” he said.
“In this round, the Peel Development Commission received 62 submissions seeking just over $1.3million.
“This is the fifth year that the Scheme has been available and I am very pleased to see the high calibre of applications that are being submitted.
“The allocation of this funding is able to make a substantial difference to a wide variety of projects that will contribute to the sustainable development of the Peel region.
“The Gallop Government is committed to ensuring regional WA receives its fair share.”
Projects to receive funding are:
Peel Community Development Group, $25,000 - Peel 2020 Sustainability Strategy
Peel Economic Development Unit, $25,000 - Peel Region Infrastructure Strategy
Peel Economic Development Unit, $25,000 - Peel Regional Business Development manager
Peel Marketing Alliance, $25,000 - Peel Marketing Alliance 2005-06 Campaign
Peel Community Development Group, $25,000 - Research and Development
Bunbury Wellington Economic Alliance, $15,000 - South West and Peel Fabricators Cluster
Peel Personnel Inc, $10,000 - Commercial Laundry Expansion Phase One
Peel Harvey Catchment Council, $20,000 Feasibility Study to Establish the Business Case for the Peel Waterways Institute
Peel Economic Development Unit, $15,000 - Integrated Regional Workforce Strategy
Western Australian Land Authority, $20,000 - Nambeelup Development Cost Feasibility Study
Mundijong Thoroughbred and Standardbred Trainers’ Association, $6,000 - Upgrade of Training Facilities
Challenger TAFE, $10,000 Wet Trades Training Facility
Waroona Youth Centre Family and Youth Support Services, $10,000 - Waroona Youth Centre Development Officer
Shire of Waroona, $20,000 - Waroona Town Centre Redevelopment - Underground Power
Birds Australia WA, $10,000 - Yalgorup national Park Conservation Project for Hooded Plover
Peel Regional Family Violence Committee, $16,500 - Violence Free Life
Forest Heritage Centre, $15,000 - Curriculum Review and Business Modelling for Australian School of Fine Wood
Heritage Council of WA, $20,000 - Peel Regional Heritage Advisory Service
Shire of Murray, $7,500 - Development and Management Plan - Glebe Land, Pinjarra
Shire of Boddington, $10,000 - Youth Centre Coordinator
Landcare SJ Inc, $7,000 - Communicating Natural Resource Management in Northern Peel
Peel Development Commission, $20,000 - Regional Development Council Research and Policy Development
Boddington Old School, $10,000 - Boddington Old School Co-ordinator
City of Mandurah, $15,000 - Transit Visitor Information Centre at new Transit Precinct
Shire of Boddington, $13,000 - Boddington Gold Mine Expansion
WestAus Crisis and Welfare Services Inc, $5,000 - The Healthy Breakfast Club.
$100,000 has also been allocated through the scheme for a Peel Community Foundation, which was previously agreed upon through Government.
Minister's office: 9222 9111