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Goldfields-Esperance groups receive $1.5 million in CCF and RGS funding

For more information, contact Dave Grills (Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region).

A host of local projects in the Goldfields-Esperance region will benefit from the latest rounds of the Community Chest Fund (CCF) and Regional Grants Scheme (RGS), both made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the State Government’s CCF funding stream specifically provided one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

Mr Grills said that through the CCF’s latest grants 16 locally driven projects would share in $505,538.

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

Projects supported through the Goldfields-Esperance CCF in the latest round include:

Recipient Name

Project

Amount

The Shire of Leonora

The 2017 Leonora Golden Gift

$50,000

Esperance Tjaltjraak Services

Lot 307 Norseman Rd Esperance Tjaltjraak Cultural Hub

$31,970

Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance Inc.

Digital Connections Project

$29,307

Kalgoorlie Central Playgroup Inc.

Outdoor Area Renovations and Nature Play Landscaping

$20,000

Shire of Ravensthorpe

Munglinup Community Playground

$40,000

Escare Incorporated

 

CARE (Community Awareness and  Regional Education Program)

$29,000

Esperance Local Enterprise Initiative Committee Inc. trading as Business Development Centre Esperance

Esperance Business Incubator Options Assessment & Feasibility Study

$45,880

Goldfields Brass Band

Goldfields Brass Band Trailer

$5,000

Esperance Bay Historical Society Inc.

EBHS Website Establishment

$8,193

Boulder Speedway Association Inc.

Drafting & Surveying of Site Infrastructure

$33,538

Coolgardie Day Celebrations Inc.

Coolgardie Day

$45,414

K Farmer Dutjahn

Sandalwood Conference

$30,750

Eastern Goldfields Squash Racket Association

Court Automation for Public use.

$16,204

Hopetoun Progress Association Inc.

Bouncy Pillow Installation

$46,282

Rotary Club of Esperance Bay

The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay Community Event Facilities Project

$24,000

Kalgoorlie Baptist Church

Studio ASAPH

$50,000

TOTAL

 

$505,538

 

Mr Grills said the RGS assisted in attracting investment, increasing job opportunities and improving quality of life in the regions.

“Six Goldfields-Esperance region groups will share in more than $1 million through the Regional Grants Scheme’s latest round,” he said.

“The RGS provides grants of between $50,001 and $300,000 to support region-specific projects that are driven by local communities.

“It’s great to see a wide variety of community projects receive funding through the latest RGS and CCF rounds and I would like to congratulate all the successful applicants.”

Projects supported through the RGS in the region include:

Recipient name

Project

Grant amount

South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc.

Optimising lime for agricultural sustainability in the Esperance and Ravensthorpe shires.

$121,972

WA Recreational & Sportfishing Council

Esperance artificial reef and community monitoring program

$295,000

Arts and Culture Goldfields Association (Artgold)

Goldfields Esperance Arts and Culture Trail

$298,870

St John Ambulance WA Ltd

Bariatric Ambulance

$98,784

Goldfields Land and Sea Council

Credo Aboriginal Ranger Program

$149,816

The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres Inc.

Kalgoorlie PCYC Gymnastics Equipment upgrade

$56,416

TOTAL

 

$1,020,858

 

Nationals WA Candidate for Roe Peter Rundle, who is a former Development Commission Chair, said the $1.5 million CCF and RGS investment supported by Royalties for Regions would create stronger, more liveable communities.

“This is yet another example of Royalties for Regions providing funding to such a diverse range of projects to ensure regional WA continues to be a great place to live, work and invest,” Mr Rundle said.

“This funding will support region-specific priorities that are driven by local communities to facilitate the development of infrastructure, services and community projects that help build vibrant regions with strong economies.

“I congratulate the Board of the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission in their difficult task in selecting from the many worthy projects that applied.”

The State Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, will invest $10 million into the CCF over four years and will invest a further $10 million into the RGS for the 2016-17 financial year.

For media enquiries contact Dave Grills MLC on (08) 90711 500 or email dave.grills@mp.wa.gov.au.