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Our State Budget 2016-17: Investing in infrastructure to grow the State - Museum heads $23 billion Asset Investment Plan2095Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements13530html12/05/2016 6:05:10 AM2016-05-12T06:05:00Z State-of-the-art facility planned for Perth Cultural Precinct Western Australia will get a new $428 million museum to replace and upgrade the current facility at the Perth Cultural Centre, the State Budget has confirmed. Treasurer Mike Nahan said the 2016-17 State Budget had included $378.5 million over the next four years to deliver a state-of-the art museum to house the State's extensive collection of artefacts and natural history. "The new museum is arguably the State's most important scientific institution and yet another example of this Government investing in the cultural life of the State, as well as providing a significant boost to tourism infrastructure. It will provide a gateway to WA for local, national and international audiences," Premier Colin Barnett said. "The museum is also a scientific institution and will build on our growing reputation in science already enhanced by the Square Kilometre Array project; significant advances in minerals and petroleum; the Western Australian Marine Science Institute and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre." Mr Barnett said the Government had been prepared to borrow to invest in infrastructure that not only improved the quality of life for all West Australians, but greatly enhanced WA as a tourism and lifestyle destination. "The transformation of the city through projects such as Elizabeth Quay, Perth Stadium, the new museum and Yagan Square, as well as the major investment in regional attractions from Esperance to Broome and the Kimberley in general, will pay major dividends for our tourism and hospitality industries," he said. Detailed building design and stage one early construction works will start in 2016-17, as will the design of physical and virtual content for the new museum exhibitions and programs. The museum build will directly employ an estimated 3,300 people over the life of the project. The State Government's Asset Investment Plan will see $23 billion invested across the State over the next four years. In 2016-17 the State Government will spend $1.8 billion on roads and public transport, representing 30 per cent of the State's Asset Investment Program. Major strategic assets include the new $1.4 billion Perth Stadium - due for completion by 2018 - and the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link (FAL), which will deliver a public transport link to the city from the eastern suburbs in under 20 minutes as well as a direct train to Perth Airport. A total of $104 million will be spent on the FAL in 2016-17, which will directly employ 2,000 people during construction. The Government has also announced the reallocation of State funding for the construction of a $49 million Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project from 2016-17 to 2017-18. The Premier said the project offered a cost-effective way to provide Perth's north-eastern suburbs with access to fast public transport. Dr Nahan said the State Government would invest $300.4 million towards new and existing education infrastructure in 2016-17, including $52.4 million over 2016-17 to 2019-20 for the construction of Stage 1 of North Butler Senior High School. Since 2009, the State Government has built 32 new primary schools and nine new high schools. The Budget also delivers a $526.3 million investment in health infrastructure, including $91.8 million on the new Perth Children's Hospital due to open later this year. Since 2008, the Liberal National Government has provided more than 80 new health facilities at over 80 locations and has spent more than $7 billion on health infrastructure. "We have invested in 15 brand new hospitals and health care facilities across the State," Mr Barnett said "We have also made significant investments to improve 20 emergency departments across WA." In addition to the new Perth Children's Hospital, there have been improvements to children's facilities at 11 other hospitals across WA." The Government has invested more than $5 billion on road infrastructure since 2008-09, successfully completing several key projects including the $908.6 million Gateway WA project. "One of our current priorities is the $1.9 billion Roe 8 and Fremantle Tunnel project, which will provide a dedicated east-west connection for the people of Perth, ease congestion and provide 2,400 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs," the Treasurer said. The Perth City Link project, featuring Yagan Square, is expected to be largely completed in 2016-17 with $7.1 million spent on the Perth Busport in 2016-17 for a total cost of $576.5 million. Perth City Link, including construction of Yagan Square and associated works will see $64.2 million invested towards the $235 million project. "The Perth City Link project will deliver the long-sought objective of linking the central business district with the arts and entertainment precinct of Northbridge, while at the same time producing a wonderful retail, residential and office area in the heart of the city," Dr Nahan said. "Along with Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link will go a long way to making Perth a modern, liveable city of the 21st century." The $221 million Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison will become operational in 2016-17, adding 350 beds to the State muster. The $24.3 million Women's Remand and Reintegration Facility will add 256 beds and become operational in 2016-17. Fact File Roads In 2016-17, the Government will spend $1.2 billion on WA's road system. This expenditure will be allocated across a number of projects, including $192.6 million on the Swan Valley Bypass section of the $1.1 billion NorthLink WA project $172.4 million on local government roads via the State Roads Funds to Local Government Agreement $28 million in 2016-17 to replace the Old Mandurah traffic bridge $95 million on the $236 million Mitchell Freeway Extension Project, which will continue from Burns Beach Road to Hester Avenue providing improved access to new developments and reduced travel time $93 million on the Great Northern Highway Stage 2 - Muchea to Wubin upgrade, for reconstructing and widening sections of the highway $20 million for the construction of a dual carriageway on Armadale Road between Anstey and Tapper roads $232 million on the $1.9 billion Roe 8 and Fremantle Tunnel project Public Transport An additional $13.7 million for Future Urban Railcar Procurement, primarily for infrastructure works to accommodate extra railcars. Total cost of project - $198.7 million An extra $5.3 million across 2016-17 to 2017-18 to construct the Northbridge Bus Layover $60.2 million over the forward estimates period for WA's cycling network, with $6 million going towards the Principal Shared Path program in 2016-17 $1.2 million in 2016-17 for the development of Stage 2 of the Jurien Bay to Cervantes trail $49 million for the Ellenbrook Bus Rapid Transit project from 2016-17 to 2017-18; and $104 million in 2016-17 towards the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link Other key infrastructure An extra $18 million over 2015-16 to 2017-18 for the redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore, bringing total investment in the project to $48 million $27.2 million in 2016-17 on the Waterbank precinct and the Western Australia Police site on Hay Street $24.9 million to transform the Bunbury waterfront $1.4 billion to build Perth Stadium $811.4 million for Perth City Link and the Busport Prisons $221 million for the 350-bed Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison $24.3 million for the 256-bed Women's Remand and Reintegration Facility WA Budget statements are available at http//ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au Premier's office - 6552 5000 Treasurer's office - 6552 5700
New job opportunities for youths in regional WA220034Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements10760html29/06/2016 4:00:40 AM2016-06-29T04:00:00Za New program to support creation of entry-level traineeship positions Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program The Liberal National Government is making a $1.2 million investment into young people in regional Western Australia, including a traineeship initiative aimed at creating entry-level jobs. Country local governments can now apply for funding through the Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) Youth Development Program, which will see the creation of 20 traineeships providing young people with career prospects in their local community. "As a former councillor, I know the local government sector provides a variety of rewarding opportunities for young people who want to make a difference at a local level," Local Government Minister Tony Simpson said. "This is an exciting investment by the Liberal National Government into the future of young people who may have otherwise not considered a career in local government." Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the Country Local Government Fund was helping regional local governments build their capacity and identify opportunities for development and initiatives. "The Country Local Government Fund contributes towards building and maintaining a positive lifestyle for our regional communities and is an important investment for Royalties for Regions," Mr Redman said. "Not only will this initiative enable participants to gain valuable skills through real life experience, it will enable them to stay in their community of choice through providing local job options." Under this initiative, country local governments can access up to $5,000 towards course fees per trainee and a $15,000 wage subsidy. It also includes 40 scholarships of up to $10,000 each for young country local government employees to undertake training and 16 two-day workshops on leadership and career development. Fact File CLGF Youth Development Program is one of five initiatives that has received $5m in funding over two years to improve the capacity of country local government For more information, visit http//www.dlgc.wa.gov.au Local Government Minister's office - 6552 6600 Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700
Cost of Living Rebate benefits WA seniors21557Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 12:40:31 AM2016-07-26T23:00:00Za WA Seniors Card holders will share $22.38 million in payments this year Cost of Living Rebate helps seniors meet increased living expenses More than 300,000 Western Australian seniors will receive extra cash in their bank account from today, thanks to the Liberal National Government's Cost of Living Rebate. This year, WA Seniors Card holders will share in more than $22 million worth of payments, with singles and couples to receive $83.85 and $128 respectively. Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said WA was the only State that provided a cash payment to help support all seniors card holders. "Since the rebate was introduced in 2008, the State Government has provided more than $218 million in payments to support older West Australians with their everyday living expenses," Mr Simpson said. "We know many seniors have lower incomes in their later years, but their expenses stay the same. "This rebate is just one way for us to support our seniors, enabling them to put the money towards some of their bills and other expenses." The Cost of Living Rebate is automatically deposited into registered bank accounts, with all payments expected to reach cardholders by August 1, 2016. The WA Seniors Card also provides seniors with more than $1,000 in concessions throughout the year, including rebates across a wide range of State Government services from public transport to the cost of vehicle registration and entry to museums, galleries and national parks. "Western Australian seniors have access to the most generous suite of concessions in Australia and I urge seniors to maximise the use of their WA Seniors Card by taking advantage of these benefits," the Minister said. Fact File The Cost of Living Rebate is administered by the Department of Local Government and Communities New cardholders must apply for the rebate on or before May 31 each year For more information, phone the WA Seniors Card Centre on (08) 6551 8800 (metro) or 1800 671 233 (country free call) or visit http//www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6600
Welcoming centre for Great Southern families21559Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 1:09:13 AM2016-07-27T01:00:00Za $2.2 million Child and Parent Centre officially opened in Albany Liberal National Government investing $48.7 million in Child and Parent Centre initiative Parents and families with young children in the Albany area have a new centre to access health and learning services, and extra support to give their children the best start in life. Premier Colin Barnett today officially opened the $2.2 million Child and Parent Centre - Mount Lockyer. "We know a child's early years significantly influence success at school and opportunities throughout life, so support like this is vital," Mr Barnett said. "Parents in Mount Lockyer and the broader community can seek advice from a child health nurse on matters such as nutrition and sleep, get ideas for activities to help their children learn, and have their children referred to specialists. "The centre provides a community where parents can meet, share experiences, build relationships and access a wide range of programs and services." The bright and welcoming Child and Parent Centre - Mount Lockyer reflects the heart of Albany with a striking blue and green exterior and a large wooden ship in the outdoor play area. Education Minister Peter Collier said the facility included a fully equipped child health clinic room, consultants' rooms, a group activity room and kitchen facilities. "This is one of 21 centres that are supporting parents to help their children be as ready as possible for school in locations that have the greatest need. The centres bring services together for families on or near school sites," Mr Collier said. Fact File The Child and Parent Centre - Mount Lockyer is operated by Wanslea, in partnership with Mount Lockyer Primary School The departments of Education; Health; Local Government and Communities; and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support are working with non-government organisations to deliver services at Child and Parent Centres For more information, visit http//biggerpicture.education.wa.edu.au Premier's office - 6552 5000 Education Minister's office - 6552 6300
Sandalwood contracts shortlist announced21560Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 3:44:32 AM2016-07-27T01:05:00Za Two companies shortlisted for wild sandalwood oil processing contracts Forestry Minister Mia Davies has welcomed the announcement of two shortlisted candidates from a recent tender process for contracts for the future of the wild sandalwood industry. The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is proposing to enter into contract negotiations with Mount Romance Australia, and a new joint venture between Australian Botanical Products and Dutjahn Custodians. "If final commercial negotiations are successful, then the commission will continue to supply sandalwood to Mount Romance in Albany as well as introducing an exciting new partnership based in the Goldfields," Ms Davies said. The proposed operation in the Goldfields is a joint venture between a new local company, Dutjahn Custodians, with strong links to Aboriginal communities, and Australian Botanical Products, an established producer and supplier of essential oils and fragrances to the pharmaceutical and fragrance industries. "This partnership proposes to distil high-quality oil from sandalwood harvested in the Goldfields region and focus on employment of local Aboriginal people," the Minister said. "The Liberal National Government started a review of the harvest and haulage sector of the sandalwood industry in 2012 and new oil processing arrangements will complement broader reforms occurring across the State's sandalwood industry." "The State Government has actively sought input into the structure of the industry from a broad range of stakeholders and I am pleased the results of the process can deliver on key Government and community objectives, including increased participation of local communities and Aboriginal groups," Ms Davies said. The new industry structure is being set up to ensure continuity of supply to established local and international markets and customers. Fact File Negotiations between the shortlisted candidates and FPC will start in coming weeks The FPC is responsible for the commercial harvesting, regeneration, marketing and sale of wild WA sandalwood from Crown land (including land subject to pastoral leases) The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is currently evaluating submissions related to the possible formal public environmental review of sandalwood harvesting. Offers of contracts will be made subject to changes arising from an EPA review Two other contracts for the processing and marketing of sandalwood are being resolved and an announcement will be made shortly Minister's office - 6552 5500
Changing Places network to expand across WA21561Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 1:28:33 AM2016-07-27T01:15:00Za Liberal National Government funding supports local governments to join network Travel across Western Australia is set to become easier for people with specialised bathroom needs, with 11 new Changing Places locations announced today by Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher. The Liberal National Government has provided funding to support the development of Changing Places in the local government areas of Bunbury, Collie, Fremantle, Gingin, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Katanning, Melville, Port Hedland, Moora and Cunderdin. Today's announcement by the Minister at the City of Melville completes the two-phase $2 million funding of a State-wide Changing Places network announced in May 2015. Mrs Faragher said the development of the network was an exciting step forward for inclusion across Western Australian communities. "WA's Changing Places network will mean people with disability will have the same freedom as others to travel around their communities and beyond," she said. "The State Government has led the way by establishing the first Changing Places network in Australia. It is also destined to become part of a national network - Changing Place locations are to be added to the national public toilet and Changing Places maps." Changing Places are clean and private facilities that are different to standard accessible toilets. They have an adult-sized change table, hoist and enough space for two people to help. In December 2015, locations were announced for the development of 14 Changing Places, including Cockburn, Albany, Broome, Geraldton, Mandurah, Narrogin and Toodyay. Additional Changing Places initiatives are also being planned by other State Government agencies at Waterbank, Yagan Square, Scarborough foreshore redevelopment and the Perth Stadium. The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority opened a Changing Place at Elizabeth Quay in January 2016. Fact File The Disability Services Commission (DSC) is delivering the project in partnership with the WA Local Government Association and National Disability Services WA DSC's success in working with partners to develop the network was recognised by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA's annual achievement awards, jointly winning the Best Practice in Collaboration Between Government and Non-Government Organisations Award For more information, visit http//www.disability.wa.gov.au/individuals-families-and-carers/for-individuals-families-and-carers/recreation-and-leisure-/changing-places For more about the IPAA Achievement Award, visit http//www.wa.ipaa.org.au Minister's office - 6552 5300
Shared path extended adjacent to Midland rail line25835Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 2:00:29 AM2016-07-27T02:00:00Za $3.8 million project boosts connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians Safety and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians travelling in and out of Perth's eastern suburbs has been boosted with the latest extension of the shared path adjacent to the Midland rail line. Transport Minister Dean Nalder said Main Roads Western Australia had completed another 1.4 kilometres of path between East Street, Guildford, and Morrison Road, Woodbridge. "This $3.8 million project was funded by the Liberal National Government as part of our plan to eventually extend the WA Bicycle Network to Midland Station," Mr Nalder said. "Replacing a substandard concrete path, it includes an improved connection to the underpass at Woodbridge Station which has been designed to meet the latest mobility standards. It is fully lit and will be complemented with new signage, line-marking and revegetation. "This brings the total length of the shared path network from the Perth CBD along the Midland rail line to almost 13km, creating greater opportunities for people to pursue active transport options." The Minister said over the next seven years, the State Government would prioritise development of shared paths within a 15km radius of the Perth CBD, with a particular emphasis on those with high commuter demand along freeway and railway corridors. From 2023 to 2031, the focus will move to areas beyond the 15km radius of the CBD, to provide greater connectivity for strategic activity centres. Fact File Main Roads has now completed nearly four kilometres of new path between Bassendean Station and Morrison Road At its peak, this latest construction project provided jobs for up to 30 people Minister's office - 6552 6400
Dementia-friendly guidelines an Australian first25836Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 2:38:58 AM2016-07-27T02:30:00Za New community resource to benefit people living with dementia Project supported by $451,782 in funding from the Liberal National Government A new set of guidelines directing the creation of dementia-friendly communities in Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia. Launching the Guidelines for the Development of Dementia Friendly Communities, Seniors and Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson said dementia was one of the biggest national and international health challenge facing this generation. "About 32,000 West Australians live with dementia and it is the second biggest cause of death for Australians," Mr Simpson said. "It is vital communities have the resources and support to develop community services, programs and facilities in line with established dementia-friendly community principles. "The Liberal National Government provided more than $450,000 for the creation of these guidelines, which has given hundreds of people the opportunity to tell us what it is like to live with dementia and the challenges they face in the community." The Minister commended Alzheimer's Australia WA for its work on the project, which would help carers and community partners to understand how people living with dementia experienced their world, and to make the changes needed to ensure they could live well. "We know about 70 per cent of people with dementia live in their own homes in the community," he said. "Everyone, from governments and health organisations, to the local supermarket and hairdresser, share part of the responsibility for ensuring people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community." Fact File The Guidelines for the Development of Dementia Friendly Communities was produced by Alzheimer's Australia WA For more information, visit https//wa.fightdementia.org.au Minister's office - 6552 6600
Women’s careers supported by online pledge25839Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 6:18:08 AM2016-07-27T06:00:00Za Pledge to drive greater support for women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and trades WA organisations encouraged to show support and sign pledge The Liberal National Government today launched an online pledge encouraging business, community organisations and individuals to support women's participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics-oriented (STEM) careers and trades. Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development and Women's Interests Minister Liza Harvey said encouraging more girls and women to consider careers in trades and STEM fields was a priority of the State Government. "Through this online pledge, we are encouraging organisations and individuals to commit to supporting women in STEM and trades," Mrs Harvey said. "With their support, we can increase the opportunities available to women in these traditionally male-dominated careers paths, and realise the business benefits of a more diverse workforce." To promote the benefits of careers in STEM fields and trades, the Department of Local Government and Communities is partnering with TradeUP Australia on a stand at the Skills West Expo in August. "Women are significantly under-represented in STEM and trades education and careers in Western Australia for various reasons, ranging from stereotyping or gender bias to the need for flexible work practices," the Minister said. "Training and employing more women in these fields will address the gender imbalance and also has the ability to help the State alleviate skills shortages, increase productivity and fuel economic growth." The Skills West stand will provide information on careers in STEM and trades and the opportunity to experience a number of trades firsthand. Seminars will also be held from 12.30pm to 1.10pm at the event each day by organisations in STEM and trades fields on some of the different career opportunities available to girls and women. Exhibitors of the Skills West Expo are encouraged to take the pledge to show their support for women considering undertaking careers in STEM and trades. Fact File For more information on the Women in STEM and Trades pledge, visit http//www.dlgc.wa.gov.au Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development and Women's Interests Minister's office - 6552 5900
Aquaculture forum outlines growth strategy25840Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 6:48:56 AM2016-07-27T06:35:00Za Aquaculture WA State Forum Proceedings and Outcomes Report released Six focus areas identified in a proposed 10-year plan to grow the industry in WA Aquaculture industry calls for an industry-led advisory group A report on Western Australia's first Aquaculture WA State Forum has identified six key areas as the foundation of a proposed 10-year plan to develop a vibrant aquaculture industry in WA. Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said a co-ordinated regional development approach was highlighted as an immediate priority and called for shared resources and focus across regions and State Government departments. "The collaboration to deliver the inaugural aquaculture forum - led by the regional development commissions, the Department of Fisheries and the Aquaculture Council of Western Australia - is a great example of the success of this approach," Mr Redman said. "The State's regions share many of the hurdles that must be overcome to realise the industry's potential. Sharing research, knowledge and resources will place regional WA in a strong position to develop a globally competitive and sustainable aquaculture sector." Fisheries Minister Joe Francis said the key focus areas identified included red tape reduction, research and development, identifying new aquaculture zones and promoting the industry's investment potential. "Aquaculture is a developing industry in WA and has the potential to play a major role in creating new jobs and driving economic growth. However, we must develop the sector in a strategic and focused way in strong collaboration with industry," Mr Francis said. At the forum, the aquaculture industry also called for an industry-led advisory group to be established to take ownership of the industry's expansion and growth over the next 10 years. Fact File Aquaculture is the fastest growing primary industry in Australia Eight out of WA's nine regional development commissions' Regional Investment Blueprints have identified aquaculture as a major opportunity for future growth In 2012-13, about 66% of seafood eaten in Australia was imported The Proceedings and Outcomes Report is available at http//www.pdc.wa.gov.au Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700 Fisheries Minister's office - 6552 6500
Regional grants for the Gascoyne region25843Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 7:25:11 AM2016-07-27T07:10:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Gascoyne region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,412,567 towards seven projects for the Gascoyne region, including $299,970 for the Shire of Shark Bay to hold the Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery Shark Bay 1616 Festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing at Cape Inscription. "It also includes $100,000 for the Carnarvon Christian School towards the construction of a new pre-primary classroom. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, other key Royalties for Regions investment in the Gascoyne region includes $22 million to the Ningaloo Centre in Exmouth and $9.04 million towards the Gascoyne River Crossing at Gascoyne Junction." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.gdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Gascoyne region are Recipient name Project Grant Shire of Shark Bay Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery Shark Bay 1616 Festival $299,970 Carnarvon Growers Association Inc. Increasing adoption rates of horticultural best practices in Carnarvon $163,200 Carnarvon Christian School Carnarvon Christian School pre-primary learning area $100,000 Shark Bay Tourism and Business Association Dirk Hartog Ocean Classic $99,397 Shire of Upper Gascoyne Stage 1 - Mt Augustus to Paraburdoo Road realignment $300,000 Carnarvon Race Club Inc. Revitalisation - Stage 2 stewards, administration and control centre $250,000 Gascoyne Food Council Gascoyne Food Council export pathway for sustainability $200,000
Regional grants for the Goldfields-Esperance region25844Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 7:36:59 AM2016-07-27T07:15:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Goldfields-Esperance region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,628,496 towards 10 projects for the Goldfields-Esperance region, including $300,000 to the Esperance Volunteer Sea Search Rescue Group Inc. for the replacement of the rescue vessel. "It also includes $130,932 for St John Ambulance Kambalda to upgrade their sub-centre including a new roof, solar power, signage and upgrades to the bathroom, kitchen and reception area. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Goldfields-Esperance region such as the Ray Finlayson's Sporting Complex, and the Leonora Office and Administration Centre." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.gedc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Goldfields-Esperance region are Recipient name Project Grant Esperance Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group Inc. Replacement of Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue Vessel Volunteer II $300,000 Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association Inc. Positive behaviour support for people with disabilities $135,000 Shire of Leonora Gwalia Headframe restoration $300,000 Wilurarra Creative, Warburton Community Inc. Wilurarra social enterprise salon $266,600 Life Without Barriers Return to Country $77,620 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group An eco-education centre for Karlkurla Bushland Park $108,940 Arts and Culture Goldfields Association Heartwalk Art in the Heart of the CBD $120,000 Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia, Western Operations Aero medical equipment $101,981 St John Ambulance Kambalda sub-centre St John Ambulance Kambalda sub-centre upgrade $130,932 Ravensthorpe Progress Association Ravensthorpe streetscape seat-art project $87,423
Regional grants for the Great Southern region25845Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 7:46:02 AM2016-07-27T07:20:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Great Southern region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,536,666 towards 13 projects for the Great Southern region, including $150,000 for the Shire of Kent to redevelop the Pingrup Community and Sporting Pavilion. "It also includes $65,000 for the Denmark Sea Rescue Group to purchase a new rescue boat. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Great Southern region, such as the Katanning Early Childhood Hub, Simon Baker's feature film Breath and affordable student accommodation in Albany." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.gsdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Great Southern region are Recipient name Project Grant Albany Agricultural Society Inc. Albany Agricultural Society Centennial Park Infrastructure Project - Stage 2 $121,000 Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence - Implementation Phase $300,000 Denmark Sea Rescue Group Inc. Denmark Sea Rescue Group - rescue boat $65,000 Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc. Linking Bremer Bay to Point Henry Trail $65,000 Green Skills Albany Community Enterprise Development Centre $191,000 Nyabing Progress Association Inc. Nyabing Community Hub $200,000 Perth International Arts Festival Great Southern Festival 2017 $65,864 Shire of Cranbrook Cranbrook Regional Community Hub $150,000 Shire of Denmark Improve Bushfire Fighting Capability to Protect Public and Regional Assets Phase 2 - A B and C completion $58,800 Shire of Kent Redevelopment of the Pingrup Community and Sporting Pavilion $150,000 Shire of Kojonup Extension of existing water re-use scheme $70,000 The Gillamii Centre The Conservation Trail $50,001 The National Trust of Australia (WA) Site improvement and enhancement, Old Farm, Strawberry Hill $50,001
Regional grants for the Kimberley region25849Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 8:04:59 AM2016-07-27T07:25:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Kimberley region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,444,145 towards 13 projects for the Kimberley region, including $300,000 to Aarnja towards the 'Fostering Generational Change' Aboriginal leadership program and $232,000 to the Shire of Halls Creek for the installation of a new solar power system at the Halls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Kimberley region, such as contributing to essential infrastructure to enable the release of 13,400 hectares of land for the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2. "Funding has also supported the innovative implementation of the West Kimberley Transitional Housing program, which is providing a catalyst for promoting positive lifestyles through housing and employment." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.kdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Kimberley region are Recipient nameProjectGrantAarnjaFostering Generational Change$300,000East Kimberley Football LeagueInstallation of scoreboards and provision of line markers to EKFL grounds $52,590Gumbarnun Aboriginal GroupGumbanan Campgrounds upgrade$94,000Kalumburu Aboriginal CorporationKalumburu social and economic development hub$125,300Kimberley Small Business SupportKSBS Small Business Enriched Training and Mentoring Program$60,000KoolkarriyaNoonkanbah irrigation project$160,000Kununurra Bushmen's Rodeo Association Outdoor multi-purpose facility$93,000Magabala BooksKimberley children's picture book series$71,480Shire of Halls CreekHalls Creek Aquatic and Recreation Centre solar project$232,000The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes AustraliaBooks in Kimberley homes project$50,000The Graham (Polly) Farmer FoundationFollow the Dream Partnerships for Success$40,000Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) Inc.Welcome to the streets of Warmun$55,775Wyndham Tourist Association Inc.Promoting indigenous and non-indigenous tourism, Wyndham$110,000
Regional grants for the Mid-West region25850Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 8:10:41 AM2016-07-27T07:30:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Mid-West region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,560,250 towards nine projects for the Mid-West region, including $200,000 for the Shire of Cue to restore the State Heritage-listed Cue Post Office for community use. "It also includes $272,000 for the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation to help develop an urban Aboriginal tourism venture. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Mid-West region, such as the Kalbarri Skywalk and Beresford Foreshore projects." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.mwdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Mid-West region are Recipient nameProjectGrantShire of NorthamptonKalbarri tennis, netball and basketball courts with lighting and cricket practice nets$226,680Shire of CueUpgrade of Cue Community and Visitor Centre$200,000Foodbank of WA Inc. (Foodbank Geraldton)Purchase of a forklift, pallets, safety barriers and food safe sorting benches$132,000Access To Leisure and Sport Inc. (ATLAS)ATLAS Sustainability Project to support local accessible services$150,000Sun City Care Inc.Restoration of the Wandalgu site for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services $120,000 Wildflower Country Inc.Exploring Wildflower Country - Midlands Route$278,750Marine Fish Farmers Association Inc.Improving the commercial viability of inland saline aquaculture via intensification and investigating high value species$79,000National Trust of Australia (WA)Restoration of National Trust Heritage Listed sites$101,820Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal CorporationDevelopment of an urban Aboriginal tourism venture$272,000
Regional grants for the Peel region25851Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 8:18:46 AM2016-07-27T07:35:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Peel region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1.5 million towards 10 projects for the Peel region, including $250,000 to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for static water supplies for Jarrahdale's emergency water. "It also includes $112,000 to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation for the Bibbulmun Track - Murray River bridge. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the Peel region, such as the Transform Peel project ($49.3 million), Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre redevelopment ($11 million) and the Mandurah Traffic Bridge ($8.8 million)." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.peel.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Peel region are Recipient name Project Grant Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Hubbub - A Mini Festival by the Sea $50,000 Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation Mountain Bike Australia Cross Country National Series double header $53,000 Fairbridge Fairbridge CARE School - Stage 2 $70,100 Shire of Boddington City precinct activation nodes $71,635 Bibbulmun Track Foundation Bibbulmun Track - Murray River bridge $112,000 Quambie Park Waroona Inc. Social inclusion centre for the aged $140,215 Forest Heritage Centre Forest Heritage Centre revitalisation - Stage 2 $195,150 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Static water supplies, Jarrahdale $250,000 Shire of Murray Murray Regional Equestrian Centre Cross Country Course $257,900 City of Mandurah Floodlighting installation - Peelwood Reserve 2 and 3 $300,000
Regional grants for the Pilbara region25852Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 8:25:55 AM2016-07-27T07:40:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the Pilbara region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,666,666 towards seven projects for the Pilbara region, including $135,758 for Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre to upgrade training facilities and develop cultural education programs. "It also includes $214,801 for the Shire of East Pilbara to deliver a business activation program that will support small and home-based businesses in Newman. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made unprecedented investment in the Pilbara region through the $1.7 billion Pilbara Cities initiative, which is transforming the region's major towns into vibrant, liveable centres in which people choose to live and work." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.pdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the Pilbara region are Recipient name Project Grant Shire of East Pilbara Newman business activation program $214,801 East Pilbara Independence Support Newman day centre refurbishment $296,107 Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Centre - Museum and Research Library $300,000 V Swans V Swans Youth and Families Project $120,000 Shire of Ashburton Ian Blair Boardwalk, Onslow refurbishment and installation of interpretive signage $300,000 City of Karratha Karratha foreshore revitalisation Maitland Road Node $300,000 Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre Developing and improving the education and training needs of the indigenous cultural sector $135,758
Regional grants for the South-West region25853Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml27/07/2016 8:34:27 AM2016-07-27T07:45:00Za 88 Regional Grants Scheme recipients announced across regional WA Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program Regional Development Minister Terry Redman has announced the successful grant recipients under the Regional Grants Scheme to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the South-West region. The Regional Grants Scheme is an initiative of the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for community, public and not-for-profit organisations. Mr Redman said the State Government would invest $10 million in the scheme in 2016-17, offering grants between $50,001 and $300,000. "The scheme also helps smaller, community-driven projects that make a real difference in the regions," he said. "This round of grants will provide $1,541,738 towards 12 projects for the South-West region, including $249,365 to the Shire of Manjimup for the construction of a Wellness and Respite Community Centre and $97,144 to fit-out the Busselton Surf Life Saving Club. "In addition to the Regional Grants Scheme, Royalties for Regions has made some major investments in the South-West region, such as the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport development and Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project." Fact File The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions fund that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional WA The State Government's Royalties for Regions program has allocated $6.9 billion into more than 3,700 projects across regional WA since 2008 For more information, visit http//www.swdc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6700 The successful projects to be funded for the South-West region are Recipient name Project Grant Shire of Manjimup Manjimup Wellness and Respite Community Centre $249,365 Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre Kitchen facility upgrades for accessibility and sustainability $76,850 Dunreath Cottages Incorporated Stage 2 Development, Banksia Cottages $300,000 Busselton Volunteer Marine Rescue Group Inc. Building extension $75,409 Busselton Surf Life Saving Club Fit out of Busselton Surf Life Saving Club $97,144 Riverview Residence Collie Inc. Solar installation $110,000 Investing In Our Youth Harnessing the power of community to improve outcomes for children $73,600 Shire of Collie Town site mountain bike trail $107,500 City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club - kitchen renovation $199,879 Busselton-Dunsborough Environment Centre Geographe Community Landcare Nursery Upgrade $72,187 Friends of the Cape to Cape Track South of the Margaret River Dual Use Diversion Track $116,519 Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup Preston River foreshore development $63,285