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Broome and Derby transition to a better future

  • 43 homes delivered in Broome and Derby under the West Kimberley Transitional Housing Program
  • Made possible by $33 million investment through Royalties for Regions 
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Kimberley schools join the ranks of Cadets WA

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has welcomed the launch of two new River Rangers units in the Kimberley.

It was announced last week that the State Government program would be extended to include Warlawurru Catholic School in Halls Creek and John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School in Mulan, bringing the total number of primary school students taking part each year to more than 700.

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Grants continue to support Mining and Pastoral Region arts

Each year around $7 million in grants funding is made available by the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and Royalties for Regions.

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said funding and support existed for a large range of artistic opportunities across Western Australia and encouraged regional residents, businesses and community groups to make themselves aware of the grants programs.

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New park lookout open at The Gap near Albany

  • $6.1 million facilities upgrade at The Gap and Natural Bridge 
  • Visitors to enjoy spectacular lookouts, walkway and picnic area
  • Made possible by Royalties for Regions
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Innovative health program making a difference

  • Telehealth service now used by more than 1,400 patients per month State-wide
  • 37% increase in doctors and improved emergency care
  • Made possible by Royalties for Regions
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Top honour for head of Northam detectives

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA has taken her hat off to Northam Police Detective Sergeant Laura Russ, who was presented an Australian Police Medal (APM) by the WA Governor in Perth today.

Det Sgt Russ, who was raised on Gibb River Station in the Kimberley, is believed to be the first Aboriginal female to receive recognition for distinguished service to the police force in Western Australia.

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Major parties must be honest about Royalties for Regions future

The Nationals WA have called on both major parties to be clear and honest about their future plans for Royalties for Regions, following statements made by Premier Colin Barnett and members of both major parties around the future of the regional fund this week.

Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell MLC said the people of regional WA deserved honesty ahead of the 2017 State Election.

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Arts grants available to support regional, community and Aboriginal artists

Regional arts funding of around $7 million is made available each year by the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and Royalties for Regions.

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said funding and support existed for a range of artistic activities across Western Australia and encouraged regional residents, businesses and community groups to make themselves aware of the grants programs.

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Western Australia welcomes world’s top surfers

  • Drug Aware Margaret River Pro starts this week
  • Supported by Tourism WA and Royalties for Regions 
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Investing in a Family Friendly Collie

Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt MLC has officially opened the new Collie Early Education Centre.

Mr Holt said that the new Royalties for Regions funded child care facility, which can cater for 72 children aged 0-5 years, will make Collie an even more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

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