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How Royalties for Regions is benefiting the South West – a snapshot

Meeting community needs 

The kitchen at the Bunbury Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens Association has new flooring, stainless steel benches and a dishwasher to support the work of volunteers which dish up between 500 and 700 meals a week.

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Bunbury Meals on Wheels and Senior Citizens

Jumpstart 

An Enable Southwest program that supports people with disabilities to set up their own small business is being made possible with help from a Community Chest Fund grant.

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Jumpstart

On air 

A Community Chest Fund grant assisted in making Bunbury Community Radio a reality.

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Bunbury Community Radio

Memorial upgrade 

An extension to the Busselton RSL's memorial wall has been completed with the assistance of a Community Chest Fund grant.

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Busselton RSL

Feeding the South West 

With a grant through the Regional Grants Scheme, Foodbank Bunbury purchased three upright display fridges. The organisation is now able to keep fruit and vegetables longer, meaning more food for local people in need.

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Foodbank Bunbury

Wi-fi for Margaret River 

With the assistance of funding from the Royalties for Regions - Regional Grants Scheme, the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been able to establish free wi-fi along the town's main street.

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Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Masonic Lodge 

Accessibility has been improved at the Masonic Lodge in Manjimup. Now more people are able to participate in groups that hold meetings and activities in the building.

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Manjimup Masonic Lodge

Healthy communities 

Tonebridge now has outdoor exercise equipment to help people keep people fit and healthy.

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Healthy communities

Nannup community bus 

A Community Chest Fund grant helped Nannup to get a community bus on the road.

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Nannup community bus

Savings for centre 

Money from the Royalties for Regions - Community Chest Fund has allowed Bunbury's Intown Centre to install solar panels and cut down on electricity bills. The savings will go towards supporting local people in need.

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Bunbury’s Intown Centre

New Lyric Theatre 

The Bunbury Musical Comedy Group has been able to upgrade the New Lyric Theatre's storm water system.

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New Lyric Theatre

Busselton wetlands 

New interpretive trails and a bird hide have provided people with improved access to the world-class Busselton Wetlands.

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Busselton wetlands

Sail into life 

Funding was allocated to support training related to the Sail into Life program, which allows people with disabilities to enjoy sailing on Koombana Bay.

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Sail into Life program

Busselton hockey stadium 

A grant from the Community Chest Fund has been used to upgrade the Busselton Hockey Stadium's kitchen.

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Busselton Hockey Stadium’s kitchen

Bridgetown Bush Fire Support Brigade 

The new Bridgetown Bush Fire Support Brigade headquarters were made possible with the aid of more than $46,000 in Royalties for Regions funding.

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Augusta Sea Rescue 

The Augusta Volunteer Sea Search and Rescue Group was given a new lease of life after it received $33,776 towards the renovation of its training and meeting room.

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Augusta Sea Rescue

Balingup Visitor Centre 

The Balingup and Districts Tourism Association was able to move into an established building on Balingup's main street.

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Balingup Visitor Centre

Drift 

The South West Development Commission teamed up with Royalties for Regions to provide funding towards the filming of the surf-themed movie Drift in the region.

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Drift

South West Academy of Sport 

Teenagers in the South West region are able to access high performance sports programs without travelling to Perth, thanks to the South West Academy of Sport.

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South West Academy of Sport

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival 

The annual Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival received a boost when it received a $38,735 grant toward a stage.

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Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival

Cowaramup Underground Power 

Cowaramup was able to receive underground power in its main street, thanks to a $132,153 grant.

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Cowaramup Underground Power

Donnybrook Medical Centre 

The Donnybrook Medical Centre opened in 2011.

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Donnybrook Medical Centre

Brunswick Junction Underground Power 

The installation of underground power in Brunswick Junction kicked-off an exciting, dairy-themed redevelopment of the town's main street.

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Brunswick Junction underground power

Augusta Boat Harbour 

A new $25 million boat harbour near Augusta will provide safe access to the ocean for recreational and commercial boats when it is completed.

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Augusta Boat Harbour

Greenbushes Pool Boardwalk and Loop Trail 

A boardwalk and loop trail was created around the Greenbushes Pool.

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Greenbushes Pool boardwalk and loop trail

Augusta Adventure Camp Upgrade 

Groups seeking low cost accommodation can book into the upgraded Augusta Adventure Camp, which is run by the Leeuwin Lions Club.

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Augusta Adventure Park

Pemberton Urban Renewal 

Pemberton's main street was given a facelift with the aid of a $220,000 grant.

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Pemberton urban renewal

Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Club 

The Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Club now has an inflatable rescue boat, thanks to Royalties for Regions funding.

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Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Busselton Helipad 

A helicopter pad at Busselton Regional Airport was completed in time for a FESA helicopter to be stationed at Busselton over the 2010/11 bushfire season. The helipad, which received a $50,000 grant through our allocation of Royalties for Regions funding, can also be used by other emergency services.

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Busselton helipad

Ferguson Valley Drive and Discover 

People were encouraged to Drive and Discover the Ferguson Valley, thanks to a $44,300 grant.

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Ferguson Valley Drive and Discover

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre 

The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre has been allocated $7.47m in Royalties for Regions funding to expand.

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Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Clinic on Wheels 

A new mobile clinic is delivering health services to Aboriginal people in the South West region.

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Clinic on Wheels

Jewel Cave 

Upgrades have been made to both preserve and enhance the Jewel Cave tourist attraction, with a new café among the many improvements.

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Jewel Cave

South West Survey 2010 

The South West Survey, the region's premier art exhibition, benefited from funding in its 21st year.

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South West Survey 2010

South West Motorplex 

A $44,500 grant assisted in the development of a drag strip concept for the South West Motorplex in Collie.

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South West Motorplex

Manjimup Farmers Market 

The Manjimup Farmers Market into the Future project received $13,260.

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Manjimup Farmers Market

Leschenault and Districts Men's Shed 

The Leschenault and Districts Men's Shed was built with $30,000 in assistance through the South West Regional Grants Scheme component of Royalties for Regions.

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Leschenault and Districts Men's Shed

Bunbury Digital Public Art 

An eye-catching digital artwork now hangs off the Bunbury library, thanks to funding from the South West Regional Grants Scheme component of Royalties for Regions.

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Bunbury Digital Public Art

Zoo Train 

The former South Perth Zoo train was restored with support from Royalties for Regions and is being housed at the Boyup Brook Pioneer Museum while the Shire of Boyup Brook works towards establishing a rail link through the town.

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Zoo Train

Get Access Learning Centre 

Jobs South West has been able to construct its Get Access Learning Centre with help from $129 927 in funding from Royalties for Regions.

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Get Access Learning Centre

Women's Wellness Program 

Women in the region benefited from the South West Women's Health and Information Centre's Wellness Program for Women, which was a recipient of Royalties for Regions funding.

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Wellness Program for Women

Anaconda Adventure Race 

While individuals and teams might be the placegetters at the annual Anaconda Adventure Race in Augusta, the town also wins thanks to the economic boost and international exposure the event provides. Funding from Royalties for Regions has benefited the event in the past.

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Anaconda Adventure Race

Mine lake aquaculture project 

A total of $251,585 in Royalties for Regions funding has supported the development of a mine lake aquaculture project in Collie.

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Mine lake aquaculture project in Collie

Bunbury Sea Rescue 

Bunbury Sea Rescue received $30,000 for a new rescue boat.

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Bunbury Sea Rescue

Linking Education and Families program 


With the aid of $25,167, the Linking Education and Families program was able to put together a resource package for schools that contains strategies for reducing the stress children may experience during their first days at kindergarten.

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Linking Education and Families program

Weld Theatre in Busselton 

A contribution of $82,049 from the Royalties for Regions program assisted with upgrades to the Weld Theatre in Busselton.

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Weld Theatre in Busselton

FROGS Early Learning Centre 

The FROGS Early Learning Centre was officially opened in June 2012.

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FROGS Early Learning Centre

Surfers Point 

Popular Surfers Point is being enhanced with the building of new toilets and change rooms, stairs and boardwalks.

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Surfers Point

Augusta Margaret River Regional Library 

An outdoor reading area is one of the highlights of the expanded and refurbished Augusta Margaret River Regional Library.

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Augusta Margaret River Regional Library

Manjimup Playground 

A new playground at the Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park is a welcome addition to the SuperTown.

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Manjimup playground

Munda Biddi Trail 

The Munda Biddi cycling trail has been completed. It now extends from Mundaring to Albany.

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Munda Biddi Trail

Wardandi Memorial Park 

The Wardandi Memorial Park in Bunbury is the final resting place for Aboriginal ancestors, as well as somewhere for people to learn about and reflect on Noongar culture.

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Wardandi Memorial Park

Coronary Care Unit 

A new coronary care unit in Bunbury will allow people to be treated by a specialist cardiac team in the South West.

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Coronary Care Unit

Collie River 

Royalites for Regions funding has assisted the Shire of Collie to revitalise the Collie River.

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Collie River

Dunsborough Foreshore 

Dunsborough is now even more appealing to both locals and visitors, thanks to improved pedestrian links between the central business district and the newly-revitalised foreshore. A park alongside the pedestrian corridor has also been upgraded.

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Dunsborough foreshore

Busselton Foreshore 

Busselton's foreshore has been upgraded with new play equipment, landscaping, barbecue facilities and a swim jetty.

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Busselton foreshore

Collie Noongar Community Centre 

The Collie Noongar Community Centre is a hub for Aboriginal health and community services.

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Collie Noongar Community Centre