27 January 2017…

Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick has welcomed the Hon Terry Redman Minister for Regional Development’s announcement of $2.184 million of Royalties for Regions funding for the Peel region in the Regional Grants Scheme (RGS) and Community Chest Fund (CCF) grants.

Projects range from palliative care planning and supporting the Mandurah Dolphin Research Project to funding for the Murray River foreshore re-development.

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, with CCF supporting smaller local projects with grants of up to $50,000.

Peel Development Commission Chairman Mr Paul Fitzpatrick highlighted the impact these grants have on regional communities in funding their priority projects.

“These schemes directly help 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. RGS and CCF funding supports a variety of projects as diverse as sporting club enhancement through to new public tourism infrastructure,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.

In total, 20 locally driven projects have been funded through the Peel CCF and 12 projects through the RGS:

Peel Community Chest Fund

Successful Applications


Recipient NameProjectAmount

(ex GST)

John Tonkin College P & CIZRA – School to Career Transitional Event$7,000
City of MandurahEntrepreneurial Program Development and Implementation for Unemployed Youth$36,524
Boddington Community Resource Centre IncBoddington Community Website$32,410
Boddington Golf ClubSand Greens Upgrade$18,150
Coolup Progress AssociationDon Sparks Reserve Upgrade$7,000
Dwellingup Community Compact IncorporatedTown Bike Rack Project$5,546
Hotham-Williams Economic Development Alliance Inc (HWEDA)Marradong Country Self-Drive Trail$15,000
Landcare SJ (on behalf of the Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group (PHBG) and Serpentine Jarrahdale Men’s Shed (SJMS))Invasive Cotton Bush in the Peel-Harvey Region$5,472
Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO)Peel Region Events Support Facilitation$40,000
Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club (MOFSC)Facility Upgrade Boats$40,000
Mandurah Performing ArtsMandjar Jazz$15,672
Mandurah Retirement Village – Coolibah Total CaringTickner Reserve Upgrade$40,000
Palliative Care WA (PCWA)Engaging the Peel community in Advance Care Planning$28,000
Pinjarra Football and Netball Club IncPurpose built storage facility for Sir Ross McLarty Pavilion$7,666
Pinjarra Harness Racing ClubDisabled Access Ramp & Extension to Viewing Area$40,000
Quambie Park Waroona Inc.Generator for Power During Bushfire Emergencies and Power Failure$25,000
Shire of BoddingtonStage 1 Boddington Weir Pool Rehabilitation$30,000
Shire of MurrayPinjarra Public Wi-Fi Project$42,854
Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleByford Skate Park Stage 1b$50,000
Woodturning Association of WA Mandurah GroupShed Extension$13,706


Peel Regional Grants Scheme

Successful Applications


Recipient NameProjectAmount
Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving ClubDevelopment of Lifesaving Services for the City of Mandurah$300,000
Murdoch UniversitySTEM Equipment for Schools – Pathways to Careers (Byford and Halls Head College)$64,044
Western Australia Police Sport Federation (WAPSF)Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games 2018 (APES Games 2018)$50,000
Murdoch UniversityMandurah Dolphin Research Project$56,500
Mandurah Mustangs Football Club IncMandurah Mustangs Community Facility$125,000
Shire of WaroonaRenovations, Extensions & Additions to Preston Beach Community Centre$225,000
Shire of MurrayMurray River Foreshore Redevelopment – Stage 1$275,000
Shire of MurrayPeel Regional Trails Co-ordinator$90,000
Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO)Peel Region Digital Asset Library$48,900
National TrustJarrahdale Mill Manager House$215,000
Mandurah Country ClubBuilding Refurbishment$130,000
C Y O’Connor ERADE Village FoundationKikuyu Improvement Project$105,000


The Peel RGS and CCF are 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




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