Gingin funds for Northern Growth Alliance

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The Shire of Gingin is a member of the Northern Growth Alliance, which aims include promoting and marketing the region.

THE Shire of Gingin on behalf of the Northern Growth Alliance has received $21,400 for the Northern Growth Alliance sub regional tourism strategy.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced the successful grant recipients, which included the Northern Growth Alliance, of the 2017 Wheatbelt region’s Community Chest Fund.

The Wheatbelt Development Commission website says the shires of Chittering, Dandaragan and Gingin formed the Northern Growth Alliance.

Its mission is to have a united approach in addressing strategic issues within the region.

The purpose of the Northern Growth Alliance is to work together cooperatively to address regional problems, issues or challenges and advance the interests of the region, develop and implement resource sharing strategies or regional service delivery models, undertake studies to address industry development and growth and promote and market the region.

The Community Chest Fund provides voluntary organisations, schools and community groups with grants of up to $50,000 to support local projects.

Mr Redman said hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia had significantly benefited from the fund in recent years.

“These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Wheatbelt region,’’ he said.

“Royalties for Regions is about strengthening and growing our regions and these investments will help regional communities realise their economic potential for the benefit of all West Australians.”

Royalties for Regions will invest $10 million over four years into the Community Chest Fund.

WA’s nine regional development commissions will oversee the projects.

Contact the Wheatbelt Development Commission for more information or visit http://www.wheatbelt.wa.gov.au