Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Grants on offer for waterwise Busselton community groups

    30/04/2019 4:40 PM
    • Community groups in Busselton can now access support for water efficiency and sustainability programs
    • Program supports local grassroots projects and waterwise initiatives 

    Applications are now open for the latest round of the Busselton Water Community Partnership Program.


    Community organisations, volunteer groups, schools and clubs looking for support are encouraged to apply - particularly for projects with a focus on water efficiency, innovation, leadership, sustainability and education.


    In 2018, nine local groups received funding, including Busselton Volunteer Fire and Rescue for safety cameras and equipment for emergency vehicles, and Cornerstone Christian College for a sustainable waterwise garden.


    The Busselton Croquet Club accessed funding for a new hot water system, and long-standing program recipient, Disabled Surfers Association South West for its Let's Go Surfing days at Bunker Bay.


    Vasse Royals Football Club also received $3,000 towards a new storage trailer for club equipment.


    Applications for the 2019-20 program are now open and close on June 3, 2019. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.busseltonwater.wa.gov.au or the @BusseltonWater Facebook page.


    Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


    "The Busselton Water Community Partnership Program provides funding support for a range of grassroots organisations, while encouraging waterwise thinking in the community.


    "Over the past three years, the program has supported 17 local groups and invested more than $50,000 into grassroots community organisations.


    "This initiative helps to spread the waterwise message in the places people play sport, volunteer and socialise. I encourage all eligible clubs to get their applications in before Monday, June 3."


    Comments attributed to Francesca Ford, Treasurer, Vasse Royals Football Club:


    "The Busselton Water Community Partnership Program is a really valuable resource for fledgling sporting and community groups like ours.


    "We're a relatively young club in a growing region so to have this support has made a huge difference to our club."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100