Country WA receives $13m cash injection
Finding somewhere to live in Western Australia's remote areas is set to become easier thanks to a $13 million cash boost from the state government.
Announcing the fiscal package yesterday (January 7), regional development minister Brendon Grylls said the funding would support 20 Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) projects in six regions across the state.
The minister went on to add that housing would be one area to receive financial support - ensuring the needs of those looking for rural real estate in certain areas are met.
"This $13 million in Royalties for Regions funding will be used on a wide array of projects that address priority areas of need identified by local governments of the towns and regions themselves," Mr Grylls explained.
"A number of housing-related projects are being supported, from increasing land availability to building multipurpose and universally designed accommodation, ensuring communities can cater to current demand and capitalise on expansion opportunities."
The grants will also be used to improve social amenities such as sport and leisure centres, community buildings, public facilities and parks.
Mr Grylls said the recent round of funding is in addition to the existing $32 million allocated to CLGF projects.