Building Better Regions Success for Waroona Aged Housing

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC has congratulated not-for-profit aged care organisation Quambie Park Inc. on their successful application to the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The $1,674,940 grant will go towards the Waroona Housing Options Village to provide affordable accommodation for the aged, including the construction of nine disability modified…

Lithium project a litmus test for Labor

The McGowan Government’s regional development credentials are set to be severely tested as negotiations begin over the future location of a multi-million dollar lithium refinery.    Kidman Resources last week flagged Kemerton Industrial Park, 10 minutes north east of Bunbury, the Mungari Industrial Estate, 20 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Kwinana as possible locations for the refinery which will process lithium from the company’s Mt Holland lithium mine in the…

CRCs the latest victims of Labor’s RfR cuts

Community Resource Centres are in a state of confusion after being informed of drastic changes to their proposed contracts by the Labor Government. A number of CRCs, which deliver important services in towns throughout Western Australia, learnt recently that their new contracts will be shorter than expected. The new Government will also be changing the…

Albany benefits from Community Chest funding

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC has joined with the Great Southern Development Commission to congratulate recipients of the region’s Royalties for Regions funded Community Chest Grants. Mr Holt said the Community Chest Fund provided one-off grants to community, public and not for profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and…

Scholarships for country local governments Albany

Local governments across regional Western Australia will be better positioned to deliver services to meet community needs, thanks to the latest round of scholarships through the Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) funded by Royalties for Regions. Nationals Member for the South West, Colin Holt MLC said that more than $80,000 had been allocated to fund…

Regional centres to drive economic future

Five key regional centres will receive an $8.5 million investment to sustain the economic growth and prosperity of Western Australia through Stage Two of the Regional Centres Development Plan (RCDP) made possible by Royalties for Regions. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt MLC, said Stage Two of RCDP would enable Albany, Busselton,…