Regions get $6m in project funding

19/11/2008 - 09:25

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The Western Australian government has set aside almost $6 million in funding for major regional projects.

Regions get $6m in project funding

The Western Australian government has set aside almost $6 million in funding for major regional projects.

A total of 14 infrastructure projects will benefit significantly from the funds, which have been allocated under the state government's Regional Infrastructure Funding Program.

The largest grant was provided to the Shire of Exmouth where $1 million was set aside for the rtown's flood mitigation works project to protect property and roads in the town from extreme flooding events.

The new Donnybrook Medical Practice facility in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup also recived significant funding to the tune of $850,000.

 

 

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State Government announces $5.97million for major regional infrastructure projects.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls has announced $5.97million in funding for infrastructure projects in regional Western Australia.

A total of 14 infrastructure projects will benefit significantly from the funds, which have been allocated under the State Government's Regional Infrastructure Funding Program.

"The grants will lead to new and improved facilities for many communities, assisting these communities to attract and retain residents through providing better services and developing local employment opportunities through tourism," Mr Grylls said.

"The State Government is committed to working closely with regional communities to encourage sustainable development and provide quality services and facilities to regional areas."

Projects funded through the Regional Infrastructure Funding Program include:
- $1million towards the Shire of Exmouth Flood Mitigation Works project to protect property and roads in the town from extreme flooding events
- $220,375 to the Shire of Coolgardie towards external works for the Kambalda Community and Recreation Facility
- $300,000 to the Shire of Katanning for the refurbishment of the Katanning Aquatic Centre, to include a new leisure/learn to swim pool and heating for the water
- $59,950 to the Mulan Aboriginal Corporation to assist with an airstrip safety upgrade
- $537,900 to the City of Geraldton-Greenough to assist with a Material Recycling Facility that will enable the commencement of kerbside recycling
- $500,000 to assist with the construction of the Port Bouvard Surf Sports and Lifesaving Club facilities
- $381,070 to the Boddington Old School Inc to upgrade the Old School grounds to improve amenity and safety
- $600,000 to the Port Hedland Turf Club Inc to assist with the development of the Port Hedland Community Building for a range of sports and community uses
- $850,000 to the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup to assist construction of the new Donnybrook Medical Practice facility
- $151,000 to the Northcliffe Family Centre Inc for extensions to the existing family centre
- $200,000 to the South West Touring Car Club Youth Driver Development Program to construct a dedicated Young Driver's Training Facility at the Bunbury Speedway precinct
- $574,532 towards the Augusta-Margaret River Tourism Association for the Jewel Cave Preservation and Redevelopment Project
- $344,548 to the Shire of Harvey to assist with a civic enhancement program including a caravan rest area, picnic and children's play area and dairy hall of fame and
- $250,000 to the Shire of Goomalling for an upgrade to the Main Street.

The Minister said there was a significant amount of interest in the program, with 60 expressions of interest received during this round of funding.

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