Pictured at the Mill Manager House are Paul Fitzpatrick PDC Chair, Andrew Ward PDC CEO, Tony Simpson MLA, National Trust CEO Julian Donaldson, Cr John Erren, Shire President

Pictured at the Mill Manager House are Paul Fitzpatrick PDC Chair, Andrew Ward PDC CEO, Tony Simpson MLA, National Trust CEO Julian Donaldson, Cr John Erren, Shire President

31 January 2017…The National Trust will receive Peel Regional Grants Scheme (RGS) funding of $215,000 to conserve and upgrade the heritage listed Jarrahdale Mill Manager House.

The grants are administered by the Peel Development Commission. Chairman Paul Fitzpatrick has welcomed the announcement of the RGS grant, saying it will support valuable infrastructure for the Serpentine Jarrahdale area and align with the Commission’s Peel Regional Investment Blueprint.

“Funding for the Jarrahdale Mill manager’s house is particularly gratifying as the activation of this building will allow greater community engagement with the Heritage Park along with tourism and educational benefits for the town and region. We are delighted with the outcomes for the wider Serpentine Jarrahdale community and the project connects with the Tourism Excellence pillar of our Blueprint,” he said.

RGS is aimed at projects to help attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life in the regions, with grants from $50,001 to $300,000.

“This scheme directly helps a wide range of community and interest groups. Local governments and not-for-profits seeking support to create strong and vibrant communities were eligible to apply for funding which then supports a variety of projects as diverse as sporting club enhancement through to new public tourism infrastructure,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.

“I am really pleased the National Trust were successful with their grant applicatio9n, and the Peel Development Commission awarded the $215,000 grant for the Jarrahdale Mill Manager House,” said local member Tony Simpson MLA.  “There were once 19 mills in the Jarrahdale area; the Jarrahdale Mill Manager House is an integral part of the area’s heritage and an important part of history in Jarrahdale which needs to be preserved.”

The Peel RGS is made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. For more information, visit the Peel Development Commission’s website www.peel.wa.gov.au

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Media Contact:        Andrew Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Peel Development Commission, andrew.ward@peel.gov.wa.au , (08) 9535 4140