Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

    30/01/2021 1:05 PM
    • McGowan Government to provide more than $340,000 in funding to support 36 Community Resource Centre projects implement technology and innovation projects across WA
    • Southern focused grants will support technology upgrades or innovations which will improve and expand ongoing service delivery

    Regional and remote communities across Western Australia will benefit from McGowan Government grant funding for Community Resource Centres (CRCs) towards technology and innovation projects to grow and improve community services.


    The McGowan Government will invest more than $340,000 in a second southern focused tranche of funding to support 36 regional and remote CRC projects in the south of the State to boost technology capacity and better connect communities.


    The diverse projects span the southern Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Goldfields-Esperance, Peel and South-West regions.


    Initiatives range from an improved IT server and equipment in Wellstead, new public access computers at Waroona, an upgrade of the Southern Forest Employment Hub website in Manjimup and a new digital studio in Northcliffe.


    Hopetoun CRC is running a collaborative grant in conjunction with Ravensthorpe, Jerramungup and Bremer Bay CRCs to enhance the Fitzgerald Business Network and promote their services.


    The Western Australian Community Resource Network Program has more than 100 CRCs across regional and remote WA, with all CRCs eligible to apply under the grant program.


    The grant program provided grants of up to $10,000 per CRC, or up to $40,000 for collaborative applications, and is administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The rollout of new technologies by CRCs will help expand and further modernise the range of important, community focused services delivered to regional and remote communities across Western Australia.


    "These initiatives will help improve access to information and services by local community members, connect people and support local business development activities.


    "These grants will allow CRCs to undertake a broad scope of work, from investing in hardware and software to boost local training and meeting capabilities, improving internet services and upgrading IT systems."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200


    Augusta $10,000.00 Install and manage 2 digital noticeboards in Augusta
    Beverley$10,000.00 System and Hardware upgrade
    Boddington $9,120.00 Installation of Interactive SmartBoard to improve flexibility of services provided
    Boyup Brook $10,000.00 Upgrade IT network and cabling to increase speed online service provision
    Bremer Bay $9,000.00 Installation of Interactive SmartBoard at CRC to improve facilities
    Bridgetown $10,000.00 Upgrade of equipment to provide enhanced printing and publishing service
    Brookton$10,000.00 New Telehealth service
    Brunswick Junction $6,301.30 Upgrade IT systems and hardware to allow remote access and services
    Denmark $10,000.00 Install electronic access equipment to enable out of hours access for room hire
    Donnybrook $7,487.00 Upgrade IT systems and hardware for the CRC
    Dumbleyung$10,000.00 Interactive display board enhancing services offered and 3D printer
    Frankland River $10,000.00 Upgrade IT systems and internet service to improve speed and service provision
    Gnowangerup $8,550.00 Upgrade of public access computers at the CRC
    Greenbushes $2,715.00 Upgrade of IT and server network
    Harvey $10,000.00 Interactive display board enhancing services offered
    Hopetoun $10,000.00 Upgrade printing services to a large format fine art photographic printer
    Hopetoun - COLLABORATIVE
    Bremer Bay
    $40,000.00 Fitzgerald Business Network upgrade including web design, promotion of and graphic design kits
    Hyden$10,000.00 Interactive smart board enhancing services offered
    Jerramungup $9,000.00 Installation of interactive SmartBoard to increase meeting room facilities
    Katanning Hub $9,085.00 Upgrade of meeting room and installation of SmartBoard to improve training facilities
    Lake Grace$10,000.00 New printer to include scanning capabilities and improved photocopying
    Manjimup $10,000.00 Upgrade of Southern Forest Employment Hub Website and services
    Mount Barker$8,313.00 Purchase of 3 Apple iMacs to provide training
    Nannup $9,140.00 Upgrade IT and install photo kiosk to enhance existing photo printing services
    Northcliffe $10,000.00 Upgraded internet services to enable creation of a podcasting and video broadcasting studio
    Pemberton $7,802.00 Upgrade of IT systems and contribution towards reception area in new CRC premises
    Pingrup $10,000.00 Installation of a Smartscreen and upgrade of IT hardware at CRC
    Pinjarra $9,803.00 Equipment to enable outreach services to be provided to Dwellingup and Carcoola
    Tambellup $5,837.00 Install 3D scanner and printer service
    Walpole $10,000.00 Install wide format printer to increase services provided
    Waroona $10,000.00 Upgrade of public access and training room computers
    Wellstead $10,000.00 Upgrade IT server and equipment to allow for remote working and for offsite events
    Yarloop $10,000.00 Install mobile phone coverage extenders at the CRC
    Yongergnow-Ongerup $10,000.00 Upgrade IT systems in CRC to improve efficiency