Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 3 Success

RDA Wheatbelt congratulates the Wheatbelt BBRF Round 3 recipients
Infrastructure stream
Shire of Chittering - Lower Chittering Sport & Recreation Facility. Grant $4,710,000 total project cost $9,710,000 This project will deliver a sport and recreation complex, including indoor courts and seating, function centres, commercial kitchen and outdoor sports fields to provide the local community with shared-use infrastructure not currently available in the Shire.
 
Mukinbudin Early Childhood Learning Centre. Grant $255,000 total project cost $822,852. Construction of a brand new, purpose built childhood early learning centre in Mukinbudin. The centre will be a licensed childcare provider, co-located with the primary and district high school allowing for sharing of resources and smooth transition for children from the Early Learning setting to Kindy/Pre-primary. Available daycare places will increase to 24.
 
York Motor Museum Roof Renovation. Grant $21,000 total project cost $43,614. The Museum is almost 40 years old and the roof has not been replaced during that time. It currently leaks and is in danger of collapse. This project will renovate and restore the roof to enable the facility, which is an extremely large draw card for tourists who come to York, to continue operating.
 
Shire of Goomalling Enlivening Pioneers' Pathway Drive Trail Signage Interpretation. Grant $20,000 total project cost $40,000 The project will replace direction and information signs along the Pioneers Pathway self-drive tourist trail from Toodyay to Merredin. Developing new signage and interpretation to increase visitor numbers and satisfaction, improve tourism destination management and marketing and inspire further exploration of the region by visitors.
Community Investment Stream
Shire of Lake Grace Astrotourism Towns. Grant $36,000 total project cost $48,000. The project will deliver six community stargazing events, and a plan to develop a stargazing tourism trail, to grow astrotourism events and businesses, in the Wheatbelt and Mid-west regions.
 
Wheatbelt Business Network - Data for Decisions. Grant $20,000 total project cost $20,000. This project will commission a study and analysis of small business performance and opportunities in the WA Wheatbelt to be included in a prospectus for existing and new businesses operating in the region.
 
Wheatbelt Health Network - Cultuoristy Project: An alternate approach to cultural awareness. Grant $19,800 total project cost $19,800 The project will provide Aboriginal cultural awareness training that is both local and relevant for approximately 30 Wheatbelt Health Network employees to enhance service delivery and health outcomes for Indigenous communities.
 
Download the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development,  Michael McCormack  Media Release.
 
Download the full list of recipients