National Stronger Regions Fund delivers over $4 million for Northam

The Shire of Northam and St John Ambulance, Northam, are set to receive over $4million between them in funding from the Coalition Government under the National Stronger Regions Fund.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, congratulated the Shire or Northam and St John Ambulance WA on the calibre and success of their applications.

“Submissions for National Stronger Regions funding in Round 2 were very competitive with a high standard of applications,” Mr Porter said.

“The Shire of Northam and St John Ambulance WA are to be commended for delivering projects to the community that promote economic growth and address disadvantages in regional WA.”

The Shire of Northam is set to receive funding of $2.1 million to go towards the construction of an Aboriginal and Environmental Interpretation Centre which will include an interactive, educational space to recognise the rich Aboriginal and Environmental presence in the area.

St John Ambulance WA will receive funding of $2,119,500 to go towards the construction of the St John Wheatbelt Regional Office, Regional Training Centre and the relocation of the St John Northam Ambulance Sub Centre as part of the St John Country Regionalisation Plan.

More than 100 projects across Australia shared in $293million of funding under Round 2 of the National Stronger Regions programme, which will deliver $1billion over five years to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities.

Round Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund opened for applications on Friday 15 January 2016 and close at 5pm (applicant’s local time) on Tuesday 15 March 2016.

More information on the National Stronger Regions Fund can be found at www.infrastructure.gov.au/nsrf