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:
Building capacity in regional communities
Retaining benefits in regional communities
Improving services to regional communities
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.