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Community Chest funding for Great Southern

For more information, contact Terry Redman (Member for Warren-Blackwood).

  • Great Southern region's Community Chest Fund grant recipients announced
  • Community projects funded by $10 million investment over four years
  • Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program 

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the successful grant recipients of the Great Southern region's Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.

Mr Redman said the fund provided one-off grants to community groups, local governments and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

"The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects," he said.

"Included in this round is $50,000 to Denmark Tourism Inc to help fund the Taste Great Southern food and wine festival in 2017 and 2018, and $18,500 to Frankland River Country Club to fund the refurbishment of the club's kitchen.

"The Shire of Kojonup will receive $40,000 to develop a plan to help boost tourism for the Kodja Place precinct and the Albany Mountain Bike Club has been granted $20,000 towards the 2016 Southern MTB festival."

The Minister said the fund supported region-specific priorities driven by local communities to develop infrastructure, services and community projects that helped build vibrant regions with strong economies.

"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Great Southern region," he said.

"Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional WA have significantly benefited from the Community Chest Fund in recent years."

Western Australia's nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the Community Chest Fund grants.

The Liberal National Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, has invested $10 million into the fund over the next four years.

Fact File

  • The Community Chest Fund is a Royalties for Regions initiative that aims to improve economic and community infrastructure, and services in regional WA
  • For more information, visit Bigger Picture - Regions 



Community Living Association - kitchen fit out $40,000
Shire of Cranbrook - Food for Thought Festival 2016 $15,000
Shire of Kojonup - Kodja Place precinct planning $40,000
Badgebup Aboriginal Corporation - Training and cultural hub planning $29,400
Albany Enterprise Group - Albany Business Centre kitchen $25,000
Albany Junior Soccer Association - Centennial Park pavilion fitout $49,500
Princess Royal Sailing Club - multi-use launch boat $13,000
Denmark Tourism Inc - Taste Great Southern 2017-18 $50,000
Shire of Katanning - Hidden Treasures Bloom Festival $20,000
Great Southern Wine Producers Association - marketing and promotion $15,000
Green Skills - Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival 2017-18 $15,000
Albany Mountain Bike Club - Southern MTB Festival 2016 $20,000
Albany Occasional Child Care Centre - nature playground $30,000
Denmark Men's Shed - operational plan and feasibility testing $12,000
Frankland River Country Club - kitchen refurbishment $18,500
South Coast Natural Resource Management - science awareness program $7,000
Gnowangerup CRC - Hidden Treasures rebranding program $50,000
Friends of the Fitzgerald River National Park - Twertup Field Studies Centre $24,000
City of Albany - Lower Great Southern tourism development strategy $32,600
The Vintage Sports Car Club of WA - Albany Classic Motor Event 2017 $15,000
Albany Youth Support Association - Open Access Youth Arts Studio $34,555