- 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|
|$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|