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"What are the conditions of enabling of healthy, resilient, sustainable human communities?"
20 Jan 2017 7:22 PM

This was the question co-founder of social enterprise Pollinators, Andrew Outhwaite asked himself before embarking on a 10 year commitment to worki...

New mobile phone towers a big win for the Mid West
2 Dec 2016 6:50 PM

Yesterday’s announcement by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman for 78 new mobile phone towers throughout WA was perfect timing for the M...

Mid West to be showcased to investors
12 Nov 2016 9:43 PM

Innovators and enterprises in the Mid West could be given the support they need to reach their full potential with the Greater Geraldton Investor S...

Bridge brings greater access over Murchison
13 Sep 2016 11:56 AM

Greater inland access over the Murchison River during periods of heavy rainfall and rising river levels has been assured thanks to a Liberal Nation...

Opening of Abraham Street bridge marks end of Karloo Wandina Project
8 Sep 2016 3:01 PM

The official opening of the Abraham Street bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Abraham Street and Utakarra Road marks the completion of ...

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Royalties for Regions underpins the State Government's long-term commitment to developing Western Australia's regional areas into strong and vibrant regional communities that are desirable places to live, work and invest.

Since December 2008, Royalties for Regions has invested $6.1 billion of the State's mining and onshore petroleum royalties to more than 3,600 projects and programs, including transfers to the Future Fund and other Special Purpose Accounts.

Royalties for Regions promotes and facilitates economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia for the benefit of all Western Australians. Royalties for Regions will invest $4 billion over four years across regional Western Australia from 2015-16.

Royalties for Regions focuses on delivering benefits to regional WA through six objectives:

  1. Building capacity in regional communities

  2. Retaining benefits in regional communities

  3. Improving services to regional communities

  4. Attaining sustainability

  5. Expanding opportunity

  6. Growing prosperity.

The Mid West Development Commission administers two annual funding rounds, the Regional Grants Scheme and the Community Chest Fund, made possible by Royalties for Regions.

Royalties for Regions also underpinned the landmark $220 million Mid West Investment Plan. Around 37 projects have been completed with many more due to be delivered over the next two years.

Investment in the Mid West is guided by the Mid West Regional Blueprint, the region's aspirational  growth plan with a vision for 2050.