Find out about regional investment and development projects that have been completed or are underway in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Information on funding programs currently available is also provided here.
Funding allocated in 2010-11
Funding allocated – State budget
$88million of State Budget funding has been allocated to regional development projects in the Great Southern region for 2010-11.
Highlights for the Great Southern region include:
- $32million for redevelopment of the Albany Health Campus
- $10.6million for construction of the new 15 megalitre water storage tank and pipeline in Denmark
- $10million for the reconstruction and sealing of existing roads within the Fitzgerald River National Park, including Hamersley Drive (from Hopetown to Hamersley Inlet)
- $10million for the ongoing construction of the Albany Entertainment Centre
- $8.1million for the Albany Waterfront development
- $7million for an upgrade of the Denmark Wastewater Treatment Plant
- $3.8million for the construction of Yakamia Primary School
- $2.4million for North Albany Senior High School
- $2.3million to complete construction of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (Albany Fire Station)
- $1.8million for additions and improvements to Albany Senior High School
Source: Budget Regional Highlights 2010-11 (available in Statistics section).
Funding allocated through Royalties for Regions
More than $39.9million of Royalties for Regions
funding has been allocated to regional development projects in the Great Southern Region for 2010-11.
Grants and funding available
There is a range of funding programs currently available through the Royalties for Regions initiative, including:
- Country local government fund
- Regional grants scheme
- Boarding away from home allowance
- Country age pension fuel card
- Exploration incentive scheme
- Patient assisted travel allowance
- Regional airport development scheme
Great Southern regional development contacts
If you have a query related to regional development in the Great Southern region, please contact the Department of Regional Development and Lands or the Great Southern Development Commission. Details are provided in Great Southern Contacts.