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Kimberley projects to receive $903,000 in grant funding

March 5, 2020

RED Grants Round 2 Successful recipients McKeno

Photo: L-R Minister for Regional Development Hon Alannah MacTiernan and McKeno Blocks and Pavers, successful RED grant recipients awarded $145,000 towards an innovative tyre recycling project.

Projects supporting new innovations, construction, tourism and professional development across the Kimberley have been given a boost through the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

Eight projects across the Kimberley will share in $903,664 through round two of the RED grants, as part of the State Government’s $28.8 million funding commitment over five years to stimulate regional economies.

The Shire of Halls Creek will receive $175,000 to support Indigenous businesses by providing training, assessment and qualifications which will allow community members to increase skills and engage in works on planned major road upgrades.

McKeno Corporation Pty Ltd has been awarded $145,000 for a tyre recycling project which uses a mechanical process to shred the rubber from used tyres into granules, for use in resilient masonry products.

Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation will receive $90,000 to train a workforce to provide roadside maintenance on the upgraded Broome-Cape Leveque Road.

Successful RED grants projects for the Kimberley region:

Round 2 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

wdt_ID Applicant Project Funding ($)
1 Shire of Halls Creek Indigenous Civil Training Group $175,000
2 Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC) KRCIC Roadworks Maintenance & Traffic Management $90,000
3 Woolah Aboriginal Corporation Doon Doon Caravan Park and Campground Entry, Signage and Amenity $45,000
4 Goolarri Media Enterprises Kimberley Girl 2020 $81,000
5 McKeno Corporation Pty Ltd McKeno Tyrepave $145,000
6 Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Publishing Cadetship $78,664
7 Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation Lombadina Tourism Amenities Upgrade $194,000
8 Yeeda Pastoral Company Pty Ltd Colourstone public access truck wash and weighbridge $95,000
Applicant Project Funding ($)

For further information, visit Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC Ministerial Media announcement page. 

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