- Collie Futures Economic Advisory Committee established to guide investment of the $20 million Collie Futures Fund
- Collie Futures Small Grants Program launched as first stage of the program, offering up to $2 million in grants for job-creating projects to diversify the economy
- Collie Futures Fund a key election commitment of the McGowan Government, to drive economic diversification and create long-term employment security
The McGowan Government has today announced the Collie Futures Economic Advisory Committee to identify, consider and recommend projects seeking a financial helping hand through the $20 million Collie Futures Fund.
The Collie Futures Fund was a key election commitment of the McGowan Government, aiming to diversify Collie's economy and provide long-term employment security.
The first stage of the fund, the Collie Futures Small Grants Program, will help to get off the ground projects that aim to stimulate the local economy and support community needs.
Up to $2 million in funding will be made available through the Collie Futures Small Grants Program to provide seed funding for economy building projects, and for the development of business cases and feasibility studies.
Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray will chair the committee, which will comprise of representatives from local industry, community and government.
For more information about the Collie Futures Small Grants Program, visit http://www.swdc.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The McGowan Government is committed to economic diversification and creating job security in Collie for the long-term.
"Establishing this committee and launching the first stage of the Collie Futures Fund marks a real opportunity to build on Collie's many strengths, and turn into reality ideas for driving the town forward.
"Through the committee, the McGowan Government will be working closely with local industry and the community to create a sustainable future for Collie."
Comments attributed to Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray:
"I'm so honoured to lead this committee and ensure this investment into Collie gets put where it's needed most.
"I look forward to implementing projects that will ensure Collie's economy remains strong and the town a vibrant and prosperous place to live.
"It's great the Minister for Regional Development is helping me deliver on Collie's election promises to help secure Collie's future."
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