Regional Development Investment in the Goldfields-Esperance

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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 Goldfields-Esperance, Royalties for Regions initiatives in regional mobile communications and education have helped improve communications in the region and contributed to delivering several improved education services.

The stories below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within Goldfields-Esperance.

For more information on the Goldfields-Esperance region, visit the Goldfields-Esperance 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 Goldfields-Esperance, Royalties for Regions initiatives in regional mobile communications and education have helped improve communications in the region and contributed to delivering several improved education services.

The stories below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within Goldfields-Esperance.

For more information on the Goldfields-Esperance region, visit the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission's website.

  • Improving education services in Goldfields-Esperance

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    almost 4 years ago

    Education services have been improved directly and indirectly as a result of Royalties for Regions funding.

    In 2014, the then Department of Regional Development undertook an evaluation to determine the effect of over $380 million of Royalties for Regions investment in regional Western Australia.

    The evaluations looked at more than 45 RfR-funded projects, such as rebuilding Esperance Primary school; improving the Orange School Bus system; and expanding the Schools Breakfast Program to cater to many new schools in lower socio-economic areas.

    Early results found that there were encouraging signs that Royalties for Regions funding has increased or fulfilled numerous prerequisites...

    Education services have been improved directly and indirectly as a result of Royalties for Regions funding.

    In 2014, the then Department of Regional Development undertook an evaluation to determine the effect of over $380 million of Royalties for Regions investment in regional Western Australia.

    The evaluations looked at more than 45 RfR-funded projects, such as rebuilding Esperance Primary school; improving the Orange School Bus system; and expanding the Schools Breakfast Program to cater to many new schools in lower socio-economic areas.

    Early results found that there were encouraging signs that Royalties for Regions funding has increased or fulfilled numerous prerequisites for a school to offer its students quality education, with the potential for high education outcomes.

    Specific projects funded in the Goldfields-Esperance region include the Esperance Primary School, School Breakfast Program and Residential College Upgrade.

    To read more on how Royalties for Regions has improved education services in the Goldfields-Esperance region, click here.

  • Norseman's Mobile Access

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    almost 4 years ago

    Local businesses, emergency and health services have been improved in the town of Norseman after the Royalties for Regions funded communication tower was installed.

    Completed in 2015, the communications tower allows for emergency services to receive clear, accurate information and provide direct, appropriate responses, even in very isolated areas outside of the town boundaries.

    It has also enabled the Shire and local businesses to get in touch with services such as towing companies, mechanics and RAC representatives to now speak directly with clients. This ensures that customers are able to respond with the appropriate resources, which saves time and increases...

    Local businesses, emergency and health services have been improved in the town of Norseman after the Royalties for Regions funded communication tower was installed.

    Completed in 2015, the communications tower allows for emergency services to receive clear, accurate information and provide direct, appropriate responses, even in very isolated areas outside of the town boundaries.

    It has also enabled the Shire and local businesses to get in touch with services such as towing companies, mechanics and RAC representatives to now speak directly with clients. This ensures that customers are able to respond with the appropriate resources, which saves time and increases service efficiency.

    As a result, the increased coverage does not affect town residents directly but rather the many road users traversing isolated country and their interactions with towns as service providers.