Mid West does well with Stronger Communities funding
January 2, 2019
Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price is delighted to announce the successful Mid West 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 four in the Mid West.
“These projects will increase tourism and will add economic benefit to the towns that have received the funding.”
- The Mullewa Community Resource Centre and Visitor Centre received $4,730 for the development of a series of interpretive wall panels answering visitors’ frequently asked questions, along with an interactive wall map identifying changed conditions and wildflower hot spots.
- The Shire of Irwin will put their grant of $5,600 towards a trail art walk with 10 local artists’ and community groups art installations to add to tourist walking trails.
- Chapman Valley Shire received funding of $12,000 towards the upgrade and expansion of the town’s 69-year-old Exhibition Hall for the annual Chapman Valley Show. The Chapman Valley show celebrates its 70th anniversary next year.
- The City of Greater Geraldton plans to use its grant of $20,000 for a pedestrian wayfinding system to encourage walking and cycling accessibility, and wayfinding for existing residents and visitors.
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.
Pic: The City of Greater Geraldton was successful under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities funding program for wayfinding signage for locals and tourists. Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, talks with Merredin visitor Rose Crane next to some existing foreshore signage.