New grants to help drive economic growth in Collie

  • Second tranche of the Collie Futures Small Grants Program delivers a share of $220,000 to three projects
  • Part of $20 million Collie Futures Fund

The McGowan Government continues to invest in Collie’s future, announcing today a further $220,000 towards three projects aimed at growing the local economy and creating jobs.

Funding through the second tranche of the Collie Futures Small Grants Program will back projects that support efforts to drive long-term economic growth and stimulate job creation.

A demonstration marron farm, a tourism feasibility study for Black Diamond Lake and a Noongar landcare employment program are the latest projects to receive funding.

The three new small grants recipients are in addition to a further eight that were announced in September, bringing the total funding delivered so far through the program to $898,000.

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program is a $2 million fund available over four years, which supports new opportunities for enterprise and industry that will provide long-term benefits for the Collie region.

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program is part of the $20 million Collie Future Fund, which will provide financial support and investment while Collie’s economy undergoes transition.

There will be further opportunities to apply for funding through the small grants program.

Organisations with projects that will help unlock economic growth in Collie and that are looking for financial support are encouraged to register their interest with the South West Development Commission at https://www.swdc.wa.gov.au

As noted by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“This funding program is serving as a catalyst for economic growth and jobs creation.

“Investing in these projects, alongside the ongoing work to develop an economic development plan, will lead to a stronger future for Collie.”

As noted by Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray:

“There is no bigger believer in Collie’s potential than me, and through this program we are working with organisations to tap into growth opportunities.

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