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Nearly $500,000 in Community Chest funding for Wagin electorate

Sixteen projects in the Wagin electorate will share in nearly $500,000 through the State Government’s Community Chest Fund (CCF).

The Great Southern Development Commission, Wheatbelt Development Commission and the Peel Development Commission announced the 16 latest local grants on Friday, which were all made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said the CCF provided one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services throughout the regions.

“I’m pleased that a number of different local communities will benefit from funded projects during this latest round,” Mr Waldron said.

“I congratulate the successful recipients and look forward to hearing of the implementation of these great local projects.”

The CCF provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.

WA's nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the CCF grants.

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA will soon welcome the Shire of Boddington into her electorate and today congratulated the three successful Boddington groups.

“I’m pleased three Boddington community groups have been recognised to receive funding through the latest round of the CCF,” Ms Davies said.

“This is a highly competitive grants program and I commend the Shire of Boddington, local CRC and the Boddington Golf Club on their successful project applications, which are worth a combined $80,000.”

Nationals WA candidate for Roe and former GSDC Chair Peter Rundle said the CCF funding would support region-specific priorities that were driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects to help build vibrant regions with strong economies.

The State Government, through RfR, has invested $10 million into the CCF over four years.

Local project information is listed below - 

 

Applicant

 

Project Name

 

Amount Funded

 

Boddington Community Resource Centre Inc

Boddington Community Website

$32,410

 
 

Boddington Golf Club

Sand Greens Upgrade

$18,150

 
 

Shire of Boddington

Stage 1 Boddington Weir Pool Rehabilitation

$30,000

 
 

Broomehill Recreational Complex

Replacement of Broomehill Recreational Complex Tractor

$20,000

 
 

Cranbrook Golf Club

Cranbrook Golf Club Refurbishment

$13,753

 
 

Katanning Land Conservation District Committee

Katanning EcoWeek 2017 and 2018

$45,700

 
 

Katanning Regional Business Association

Scoping Study for a Private Middle School Development in Katanning

$20,000

 
 

Shire of Cranbrook

Shire of Cranbrook Speech Therapy

$50,000

 
 

Shire of Katanning

Hidden Treasures Bloom Festival 2017-2019

$50,000

 
 

 

Southern Dirt Inc.

 

Southern Dirt Techspo

 

$50,000

 
 

HWEDA

Marradong Country Self-Drive Trail

$10,000

 
 
 
 

Shire of Wickepin

Healthy Community Precinct

$28,540.50

 
 
 

Shire of Kulin

Camp Kulin Expansion Project

$31,500

 
 

Ausdance WA

Future Landings

$19,000

 
 

Upper Great Southern Hockey Association

Narrogin Hockey Stadium Kitchen Upgrade

$50,000

 
 
 

Shire of Lake Grace

Newdegate Active Precinct Skate Park & Playground

$30,000

 
 

For media enquiries contact Terry Waldron on 9881 1225 or email terry.waldron@mp.wa.gov.au or Peter Rundle on M: 0418 959 810 or E: peter.rundle@nationalswa.com