Shark Bay and Sandstone successful with Stronger Communities funding
January 2, 2019
Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price is delighted to announce the successful recipients of the Stronger Communities Program Round 4.
“The Stronger Communities Program is a wonderful initiative for community organisations that have a project which could benefit from funding,” Ms Price said.
“I’m delighted to announce that 14 organisations in my electorate of Durack have been successful for a variety of projects with a tourism focus, including one in the Gascoyne and one in the Murchison.
“These projects will increase tourism and will add economic benefit to the towns that have received the funding.”
The Shire of Shark Bay in the Gascoyne received $20,000 towards the design of a range of interpretive trails and lookout shelters to enhance visitors’ appreciation of local marine, flora and fauna environments.
The Murchison Shire of Sandstone was given a boost of $9,825 towards converting the old Sandstone school into an accommodation venue for interest groups that would potentially not use traditional or caravan park accommodation.
About the Stronger Communities Grants Program:
The Stronger Communities Grants Program will deliver $150,000 to fund small capital projects in the electorate of Durack over the 2018/2019 financial year.
Eligible applicants can apply for funding of at least $2,500 and up to a maximum of $20,000. Applicants must be able to demonstrate matched funding for the project, in cash or in-kind.
The co-funding grants will be available for capital expenditure on projects that deliver social benefits and improve community participation and cohesion.
The next round of the Stronger Communities Program will open in coming months.