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Funding boost for 22 South West projects

Friday, 27 January 2017

From refurbishing Yarloop Workshops to expanding a family centre, a number of community projects in the South West will go ahead with help from Royalties for Regions.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the South West initiatives that will share in $523,295 through the latest round of the Community Chest Fund.

South West Development Commission chairman Stuart Hicks welcomed the news, saying he was pleased 22 local projects would receive a funding boost.

"We are delighted to be able to direct Royalties for Regions funding to where it will make a positive impact," Mr Hicks said.

"It's about building the South West from the ground up by empowering local groups to carry out important community projects."

Examples of projects that will be made possible with funding assistance include a community college, crisis care centre, and an expansion of a St John Ambulance sub-centre.

Designed to support initiatives that aim to attract investment, increase jobs opportunities and improve quality of life, the Community Chest Fund forms part of State Government efforts to build strong regions.

Through the latest round of the Fund, up to $50,000 was available to support local services and facilities.

SWDC administers the Fund and makes decisions about funding allocations for the South West region.

"The success of projects that have been completed under previous funding rounds are proof our communities are being made stronger with a financial helping hand," Mr Hicks said.

South West funding recipients include:

Bunbury Community Radio $38,019 towards Installation of Studio 2, Relocation of Control Rack and Provision of Outside Broadcast Facilities

Jobs South West $49,868 towards Bunbury Regional Community College

Enable Southwest ─ $19,500 towards Rotary Sail into Life Multi Use Accessible Motorised Pontoon

Doors Wide Open ─ $30,000 towards Crisis Care Centre

Capel Primary School Parents & Citizen's Association ─ $27,252 towards Capel Community Multi-purpose Sports Pavilion

Collie-Cardiff Returned & Services League Sub Branch of Western Australia ─ $19,773 towards Collie-Cardiff Military Memorabilia Display

Collieburn Cardiff Volunteer Fire Bush Brigade ─ $4,545 towards Mobile Kitchen Trailer

Origins Centre ─ $7,200 towards Water Tanks for Origins Centre

Treehouse Childcare Centre ─ $30,000 towards Donnybrook Afterschool and Vacation Care

Cookernup Community Association ─ $24,786 towards Cookernup Community Hall Kitchen Renovations

Yarloop Workshops ─ $15,000 towards Refurbishment of Workshops

St John Ambulance Boyup Brook Sub Centre ─ $22,550 towards Ambulance Fleet Expansion ─ Garage Extension and Ambulance Equipment

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes ─ $13,227 towards Greenbushes Thomson Park Playground Shade Sail Project

Manjimup Family Centre ─ $46,311 towards The Meeting Place

Northcliffe Family Centre ─ $35,736 towards Operation Facelift ─ Karried Away Op Shoppe

St John Ambulance Manjimup Sub Centre ─ $12,000 towards Beaver Road Radio Tower

Manjimup Chamber of Commerce & Industry ─ $4,200 towards Manjimup Chamber Storage Facility Project

Shire of Nannup ─ $28,850 towards FM Radio to Nannup

Cowaramup Men's Shed ─ $30,694 towards Open Storage Shelter and Fence

Geographe Bay Yacht Club ─ $49,927 towards Geographe Bay Sailing and Marine Sports Youth Training Centre

South West Working Life Association ─ $3,432 towards Working Life Display Hub Upgrade

Collie Heritage and Menshed Group ─ $10,425 towards Rebuild Yarloop Workshop Heritage Rail Wagons

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