Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
$16 Million Towards Community Projects In WA’s North-West
Victor P Taffa
The Liberal-National Government has reallocated $16 Million in Royalties for Regions funding to local community projects to help develop stronger and more vibrant communities in the Pilbara region.
Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the funding would be spread across seven community enhancement projects in the Shire of Roebourne.
The projects include new sporting facilities, staff housing, youth and family spaces, a new administration centre for the Shire of Roebourne and improvements to the shire’s town and city centres.
As part of the $358.5 Million Pilbara Revitalisation Plan of work to support the development of the Pilbara, $20.3 Million funding was initially allocated to the Karratha Education Leisure and Training Precinct (KELT).
Mr. Grylls said due to long lead times for the KELT, $16 Million of the funding had been redirected to projects that could be commenced immediately and provide significant benefits to the community.
“The remaining $4.3 Million will be spent on finalising the planning and design of the KELT Precinct.” the Minister said.
Mr. Grylls said the new projects aligned with the Liberal-National Governments Pilbara Cities vision, designed to create a sustainable legacy beyond mining for the region.
“Each project provides considerable stimulus to the region and addresses immediate community concerns regarding the lack of facilities for youth and functional spaces for families.” the Minister said.
The projects include:
- $2.5 Million to upgrade player training and social amenities at Bulgarra Sporting Precinct;
- $1.6 Million to implement Anti Social Task Force Initiatives;
- $5.2 Million for staff housing in Karratha;
- $1.1 Million to expand the Shire of Roebourne’s Administration Centre;
- $1.1 Million to Redevelop Cattrall Park in Karratha;
- $3.5 Million to Develop a Youth and Families Space in Karratha;
- $1 Million towards the Development of the Roebourne Youth Centre.
Mr. Grylls said these projects were further examples of the Royalties for Regions program delivering enhanced infrastructure and services to country WA.