More support for community NRM projects

Community groups in the Mining and Pastoral Region will be able to tap into $4 million in funding over 2016-17 for important environmental projects. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said funding through the Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants program was available to groups including schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and…

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Initiative to spawn aquaculture investment opportunities

The Esperance region stands to benefit from a $1.66 million project to develop an ‘investment ready’ aquaculture zone in waters on Western Australia’s south coast. Supported by Royalties for Regions, the project will investigate suitable sites for ‘grow-out’ of target species, determine the required infrastructure and ensure environmental approval processes are managed.   Member for…

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More support for older West Australians

Seniors in the Mining and Pastoral Region are set to receive extra support for everyday living expenses, thanks to the State Government’s Cost of Living Rebate. This year, WA Seniors Card holders will share in more than $22 million worth of payments, with singles and couples to receive $83.85 and $128 respectively.   Member for…

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COMMUNITY GARDEN GROWS FOR KALGOORLIE-BOULDER

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Garden celebrates its official opening over the weekend where gardeners and the not so green fingers have developed a fantastic communal gardening space for all to enjoy. Member for Kalgoorlie, Wendy Duncan MLA, said the Community Garden, which offers a communal area, garden plots, shared garden beds, worm farms, compost bins, and…

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New Watering WA rebates available for local farms

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has welcomed the announcement of a $4.4 million Watering WA rebates scheme for farmers in dryland agricultural areas who are looking to develop and improve their on-farm water supplies. The Department of Water’s popular Farm Water Rebates Scheme now falls under the State Government’s $30…

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