Thanks to the generosity of Linkwest, Greenbushes CRC has been successful in it's grant application for Neighbourhood Centre Week.
The Greenbushes CRC is pleased to announce that it has been successful in it's application for this years National Volunteer Week Grant.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Volunteering W.A (www.volunteeringwa.org.au) for providing the funding.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is encouraging future leaders in the agricultural industry to apply for the 2018 Nuffield Scholarship program.
Mr Redman said the awards afforded primary producers scholarships to research a topic that would add value to the Australian agricultural industry by supporting their overseas travel and study.
“The Nuffield Scholarship program has proven to be a launching pad for scholars from Australia and across the world who are passionate about growth and innovation in the agricultural sector,” Mr Redman said.
“The program has enabled scholars to make a significant impact at a regional and local level, both in their communities and in farm management.”
Mr Redman said Warren-Blackwood boasted many talented and passionate agricultural professionals and noted the opportunities that often arose from participating in the program.
“Scholars produce a written report and communicate their knowledge and experience to others in the industry,” Mr Redman said.
“This knowledge builds the capacity of industry, enabling farmers and agriculture professionals to remain competitive in an ever changing global landscape.
“Ongoing communication, networking and events with fellow Nuffield scholars ensures the learning experience continues even after their participation in the program concludes.”
Applications for the 2018 program close June 16, 2017.
For more information visit: http://nuffield.com.au/scholarships/
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said the State Government continued to support grassroots sports with grants designed for clubs and councils that require financial assistance to complete a project which might otherwise be out of reach.
The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup will receive $9,700 thanks to the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants.
“I congratulate the Shire on receiving funding to install floodlights at the Balingup Bowling and Croquet Club which I know will make a difference to people living in Balingup,” Mr Redman said.
Mobile phone coverage in Warren-Blackwood will be improved thanks to a further $20 million investment over two years made possible by Royalties for Regions.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said the funding would support the list of sites released today by the Commonwealth Government which outlined 78 new mobile base stations and small cell satellite installations to be constructed by Telstra and Optus across WA.
While Telstra is providing wide area coverage, Optus small cell satellite solution is an innovative means of providing mobile phone coverage up to a three kilometre radius for communities and tourist hotspots in remote parts of the State, where wide area coverage is unaffordable.
“The new sites will be delivered under Round 2 of the Commonwealth’s Mobile Black Spot Program further improving mobile phone coverage in regional WA,” Mr Redman said.
“Warren-Blackwood will benefit from nine of the 78 announced today, which will provide development opportunities for small businesses in remote areas and support other Royalties for Regions initiatives in tourism, transport and agriculture.
“It is good to see that tourist areas at Margaret River including Conto’s Campsite and Deepdene, and the Greater Beedelup National Park and Warren National Park in Manjimup are to receive improved coverage. Nannup (Jangardup Road and Strickland Road), Bridgetown- Greenbushes (Maranup and Winnejup) and Denmark (Mt Lindesay Road) will also benefit from this latest announcement which will provide reassurance to people living in these hilly and often fire prone areas,” Mr Redman said.
“The State Government has invested more than $105 million from Royalties for Regions in regional telecommunications since 2012, driving the construction of 344 new or upgraded mobile phone towers and small cell satellite installations in regional WA.
"This project is a result of successful collaboration with the Commonwealth and industry, which will support other Royalties for Regions initiatives and narrow the digital divide by eliminating mobile black spots at prioritised locations, including those in the Warren-Blackwood.”
The RTP is an important project that will ensure that people living, working and travelling in regional areas of the state have access to key services.
"Royalties for Regions is playing a significant role in transforming regional areas and I look forward to seeing this investment bring greater social and economic benefits to the area,” Mr Redman said.
Full list of sites attached. For more information, visit: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/regionalmobilecommunications
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, encourages local governments and community groups in the region to apply for grants of up to $2000 to host events and activities that celebrate Children’s Week.
Children’s Week, from October 22 to 30, is an opportunity to celebrate children and families by increasing their connection with the community and engaging in activities that promote play and discovery.
“I have been privileged to see some wonderful facilities for children in the Warren-Blackwood district and I admire the amazing work of parents and staff in nurturing the development of our next generation,” Mr Redman said.
“Children’s Week is a special time to celebrate and promote the rights of children to enjoy their childhood, and I encourage regional groups to host events that bring children and families together to engage in fun activities,” Mr Redman said.
Local Shires and community groups have until September 30 to apply for the funding, made possible by the Liberal National Government, through the Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation, who have convened Children’s Week in WA since 1985.
For more information, visit https://www.childrensweekwa.org.au
Application Form https://www.childrensweekwa.org.au/grants/childrens-week-grants-for-regional-and-remote-organisations-application-form/
Delivery of essential services, information and activities to regional and remote communities will continue, thanks to a $56 million Liberal National Government Royalties for Regions investment in the Western Australian Community Resource Network.
Consisting of 106 Community Resource Centres (CRCs), the Network provides a community hub for the delivery of government services and information, as well as community development activities to about 50,000 people each month in small to medium regional towns and remote areas.
Speaking in Boyup Brook recently, the Minister for Regional Development and Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the availability of services through CRCs had a significant impact for those in regional locations and the State Government’s continued investment would see the ongoing stability and security of these centres.
“CRCs have been operating since 1991, originally as Telecentres, and today act as shop fronts for many government services such as driver and licensing services for the Department of Transport, the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and Medicare,” Mr Redman said.
“I believe the model of these CRCs being not-for-profit organisations that are supported by Government, but independently operated by their local community, fosters a real sense of ownership which is reflected in the pride I see in the staff and volunteers involved in these centres.”
“Through the Royalties for Regions $56 million investment, operation and expansion of these community hubs will continue and contribute to further developing the social fabric and quality of life for people living in regional and remote communities,” Mr Redman said.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the successful grant recipients of the South-West region’s Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Mr Redman said the Community Chest Fund provided one-off grants to community, public and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.
“The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, educational institutions and community organisations with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects,” he said.
“Included in this round of grants is $43,228 for Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club to purchase a transportable, off-grid solar power system to increase capacity for first aid and water safety training for volunteers; and $33,230 for Pathways SouthWest and the South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service to deliver a series of workshops to health professionals and the public, to help address substance use and addiction in the South-West.
“These projects will help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the South-West region.
“The fund supports region-specific priorities that are driven by local communities to assist the development of infrastructure, services and community projects that help build vibrant regions with strong economies.
“Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional WA have significantly benefited from the Community Chest Fund in recent years.”
The South West Development Commission has been allocated $555,555 from the Community Chest Fund, with applications considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
Media contact: Jayne Rickard - 6552 6700 or 0408 145 366
Schwenkes Dam to receive Community Chest Funds
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.
Students in Warren-Blackwood get tech-savvy
Primary students around the region are set to benefit from new tablets, laptops, desktop computers and accessories, thanks to the State Government’s $20 million Primary Device Program.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said 15 local schools were among hundreds across Western Australia to receive funds to purchase new hardware and software.
The recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, advocates the use of technology in schools so children can learn the skills they need to succeed in the future.
“Access to technology supports the Western Australian curriculum and is important in developing students’ digital literacy,” Mr Redman said.
Eligible schools who have invested in devises and accessories as integrated learning tools received matching dollar for dollar funds from the State Government.
“IT devices are powerful tools for helping students improve their literacy and numeracy skills when incorporated into a balanced education program,” said Mr Redman.
Warren-Blackwood Primary Schools to receive Primary Device Program funds:
The Greenbushes Community Resource Centre has been serving the community of Greenbushes since 1995.