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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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Goldfields organisations spread road safety message

The Liberal-National Government has allocated a further $71,034 to community groups as part of the latest round of the Road Safety Community Grants Program.

Member for Kalgoorlie, Wendy Duncan MLA said that the Grants Program was made possible through funds from the Road Trauma Trust Account and are provided to assist in the development and implementation of road safety projects that attain widespread community support and participation and which heed the Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy 2008 – 2020 message.

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Shire of Kent awarded $50,000 Lotterywest grant

A $51,243 State Government Lotterywest grant will help pave the way towards an upgrade of Nyabing’s local Memorial Park.

Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA presented the Lotterywest grant to representatives at the Shire of Kent, where Nyabing is located, late last week.

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KidSport reaches milestone 10,000 Aboriginal kids active, Waldron

The State Government’s KidSport program reached a significant milestone late last week, with 10,000 Aboriginal children now signed up with a local sporting or recreation club.

Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said it was a great achievement for the program.

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Peel Harvey part of $20 million estuaries investment

  • Six South West regional estuaries targeted for action
  • Made possible by Royalties for Regions
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Oyster Harbour part of $20 million estuaries investment

  • Six South West regional estuaries targeted for action
  • Made possible by Royalties for Regions
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Hardy Inlet part of $20 million estuaries investment

  • Six South West regional estuaries targeted for action
  • Made possible by Royalties for Regions
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