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Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls

Royalties For Regions Scheme Injects $140 Million Into Community Programs

Victor P Taffa

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today announced the successful projects in the second round of the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Regional Grants Scheme.

“This year 233 new projects valued at more than $140 Million, have received approval from the nine regional development commissions across the State.” Mr. Grylls said.

“Royalties for Regions funding will contribute more than $27 Million, with additional funding provided by hundreds of other organisations – both big and small supporting our regional communities.”

“Every regional development commission has had an incredibly tough job allocating these funds.” Mr. Grylls said.

 

 

The scheme aims to assist communities, attract investment, increase jobs and improve the quality of life in regional Western Australia.

Some of the successful projects across the nine regions include:

  • Gascoyne -15 projects receiving $3.91 Million, including the Carnarvon One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre; Gascoyne Regional Library and Art Gallery; and Carnarvon Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s purpose-built rescue vessel;
  • Goldfields-Esperance – 22 projects receiving $1.54 Million, including the Esperance Care Services relocation and expansion; Ravensthorpe Town Hall redevelopment; and Full Circle Therapies Autism Development Project;
  • Great Southern – 31 projects receiving $3.58 Million, including the Albany Surf Life Saving Clubroom extension; Great Southern program for the Perth International Arts Festival; and the YMCA’s Smart Start Early Years Program;
  • Kimberley – 26 projects receiving $2.62 Million, including the Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service recovery centre in Broome; Derby Visitor Centre construction; and St John Ambulance facility upgrade in Kununurra;
  • Mid-West – 26 projects receiving $3.69million, including the Eadon-Clarke Sporting Complex redevelopment; Mt Magnet Mining and Pastoral Heritage Museum; and Northampton Community Centre Redevelopment;
  • Peel – 20 projects receiving $2.45million, including the Dwellingup Community Village senior units and community centre; Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club community facility and clubhouse; and Drakesbrook Weir Improvement Project;
  • Pilbara – 30 projects receiving $3.74 Million, including the Pilbara Aboriginal Arts Enterprise project; the Wickham Skatepark; and Roebourne Youth Centre;
  • South-West – 37 projects receiving $2.8 Million, including Jewel Cave Preservation and Redevelopment project; Geegeelup Village accommodation units infrastructure; and Manjimup Volunteer and Resource Centre building extension;
  • Wheatbelt – 26 projects receiving $3.12 Million, including the Kellerberrin Recreation and Leisure Centre development; and the Centre for Agriculture and Farm Technology in Narrogin.

The Minister said he was also pleased to announce funding of more than $4.2 Million towards 13 strategic projects across the State.

These high priority projects include:

  • Carnarvon Youth Plan;
  • Mobile Aboriginal Medical Clinic in the South-West;
  • Plans for managing the Peel region’s natural assets;

In the Pilbara:

Partnership between

  • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Local Community Resource Centres

To Perform Vital Eye Scans detecting abnormalities such as:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma.
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