Regional Development Investment in the Gascoyne

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Royalties for Regions projects have created new jobs; built new and better infrastructure and facilities; and strengthened the areas of health services, education, aged persons care, and tourism.

Just as importantly, many of the projects mean that regional communities are now better connected and families are more likely to stay in regional WA rather than shift elsewhere to pursue other employment, education, health or retirement options.

Specifically in the Gascoyne, Royalties for Regions initiatives in education and housing have extended and introduced new education services in Carnarvon and contributed to housing for seasonal workers at Coral Bay.

The stories below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within the Gascoyne.

For more information on the Gascoyne region, visit the Gascoyne Development Commission's website.

Royalties for Regions projects have created new jobs; built new and better infrastructure and facilities; and strengthened the areas of health services, education, aged persons care, and tourism.

Just as importantly, many of the projects mean that regional communities are now better connected and families are more likely to stay in regional WA rather than shift elsewhere to pursue other employment, education, health or retirement options.

Specifically in the Gascoyne, Royalties for Regions initiatives in education and housing have extended and introduced new education services in Carnarvon and contributed to housing for seasonal workers at Coral Bay.

The stories below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within the Gascoyne.

For more information on the Gascoyne region, visit the Gascoyne Development Commission's website.

  • Education in the Gascoyne

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    over 2 years ago

    In 2013 an evaluation was conducted to look at the statewide impact Royalties for Regions had on Education Services. This evaluation looked at four projects in particular:

    • Regional Schools Plan
    • Regional Residential College Upgrades
    • Clontarf Foundation Program football academies
    • School Breakfast Program

    Royalties for Regions has provided funding to extend and introduce new education services in Carnarvon. These include $7 million in Royalties for Regions funding to construct Stage 1 of the new Carnarvon Community College. The college will ultimately combine two primary schools (Carnarvon Primary School and East Carnarvon Primary School) with Carnarvon Senior High School to provide a K-12 college on the one campus.

    Royalties for Region also introduced three School Breakfast Programs for Carnarvon students, as well as establishing the Clontarf Football Academy at the high school and the primary school site.

    The education services were well received, with members of the region expressing:

    “The new building in terms of supplying an early learning centre is fantastic. Nice big open space,
    interactive whiteboards, new furniture...”

    “The breakfast program is fabulous…works extremely well, disengaged students have the opportunity to get food… it’s well received. We promote that you can get breakfast between 8-8.30; adults as well as 16-17 year olds go.…”

    “I think Clontarf has been amazing… one of the best investments.”

    In 2013 an evaluation was conducted to look at the statewide impact Royalties for Regions had on Education Services. This evaluation looked at four projects in particular:

    • Regional Schools Plan
    • Regional Residential College Upgrades
    • Clontarf Foundation Program football academies
    • School Breakfast Program

    Royalties for Regions has provided funding to extend and introduce new education services in Carnarvon. These include $7 million in Royalties for Regions funding to construct Stage 1 of the new Carnarvon Community College. The college will ultimately combine two primary schools (Carnarvon Primary School and East Carnarvon Primary School) with Carnarvon Senior High School to provide a K-12 college on the one campus.

    Royalties for Region also introduced three School Breakfast Programs for Carnarvon students, as well as establishing the Clontarf Football Academy at the high school and the primary school site.

    The education services were well received, with members of the region expressing:

    “The new building in terms of supplying an early learning centre is fantastic. Nice big open space,
    interactive whiteboards, new furniture...”

    “The breakfast program is fabulous…works extremely well, disengaged students have the opportunity to get food… it’s well received. We promote that you can get breakfast between 8-8.30; adults as well as 16-17 year olds go.…”

    “I think Clontarf has been amazing… one of the best investments.”

  • “This accommodation has offered us some much appreciated creature comforts”

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    over 2 years ago

    As part of the Royalties for Regions (RfR) housing evaluation, five regions were looked into to determine the economic impact RfR had through housing projects; with one of the regions looked into being the Gascoyne.

    From RfR funded housing, seasonal workers from Coral Bay have been provided with stable accommodation instead of sharing caravans with up to four people. Offering accommodation to seasonal workers provides basic essentials, including external locking doors as well as an internal shower and toilet. Housing has improved seasonal workers quality of life and allowed them to continue working with current employers, making the lifestyle ideal.

    As part of the Royalties for Regions (RfR) housing evaluation, five regions were looked into to determine the economic impact RfR had through housing projects; with one of the regions looked into being the Gascoyne.

    From RfR funded housing, seasonal workers from Coral Bay have been provided with stable accommodation instead of sharing caravans with up to four people. Offering accommodation to seasonal workers provides basic essentials, including external locking doors as well as an internal shower and toilet. Housing has improved seasonal workers quality of life and allowed them to continue working with current employers, making the lifestyle ideal.