Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman today announced another grant recipient of the South West region’s Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
The fund provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to support local, demand-driven projects.
Mr Redman said the Blackwood Basin Group had been granted $50,000 to help fund Stage 1 of a Nature-Viewing Precinct Plan at Schwenkes Dam in Greenbushes.
“This grant will help to build a high quality boardwalk and trail to facilitate nature-based experiences that will benefit both tourists and the local community in Bridgetown-Greenbushes,” Mr Redman said.
“The improved facilities at Schwenkes Dam will build upon award-winning biodiversity conservation outcomes achieved at the site, and will provide disabled access to the boardwalk and a connecting trail to link with the established Greenbushes Loop trail network,” Mr Redman said.
The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.
"The fund supports locally driven projects that will help improve services and infrastructure for the benefit of regional communities," he said.
"Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia have benefited from the fund in recent years."
WA's nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the Community Chest Fund grants.
The Liberal National Government, through the Royalties for Regions program, has invested $10 million into the Community Chest Fund over the next four years.
- The Community Chest Fund aims to improve economic and community infrastructure, and services in regional WA
- WA's nine regional development commissions oversee the projects, each being allocated an equal share from which to provide the grants
- Contact your Regional Development Commission for more information or visit Bigger Picture - Regions