Regional Development Investment in the Peel

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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 in the Peel region.

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.

The case studies below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within the Peel.

For more information on the Peel region, visit the Peel 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 in the Peel region.

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.

The case studies below illustrate the effect of Royalties for Regions funding within the Peel.

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

  • Improving children's literacy skills through Better Beginnings

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    about 4 years ago

    The Better Beginnings program received over $2.8 million from the Royalties for Regions program. The Better Beginnings program encourages parents to read to their children in their infancy and childhood so they can become good readers and succeed at school. This is achieved through Better Beginning packs being distributed to local libraries and childcare nurses which are provided to new mums.

    Research at Edith Cowan University has found that the Better Beginnings program is having a positive impact on reading practices throughout WA.

    Since its inception in 2004, the City of Mandurah has been involved in Better Beginnings program. The City found that the program fostered better reading habits, as well as the ability to help indigenous children, families from other cultures, and parents make friends and be more connected with their community.

    The Program is highly valued as “by the time a child who has been read to since birth starts school, it generally has a vocabulary that is three times larger than a child who wasn’t read to."

    To read more on how the Better Beginnings program is improving children’s literacy, click here.

    The Better Beginnings program received over $2.8 million from the Royalties for Regions program. The Better Beginnings program encourages parents to read to their children in their infancy and childhood so they can become good readers and succeed at school. This is achieved through Better Beginning packs being distributed to local libraries and childcare nurses which are provided to new mums.

    Research at Edith Cowan University has found that the Better Beginnings program is having a positive impact on reading practices throughout WA.

    Since its inception in 2004, the City of Mandurah has been involved in Better Beginnings program. The City found that the program fostered better reading habits, as well as the ability to help indigenous children, families from other cultures, and parents make friends and be more connected with their community.

    The Program is highly valued as “by the time a child who has been read to since birth starts school, it generally has a vocabulary that is three times larger than a child who wasn’t read to."

    To read more on how the Better Beginnings program is improving children’s literacy, click here.

  • Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail

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    almost 4 years ago

    Western Australia’s southern regions have seen a variety of increased business opportunities thanks to the Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail. The 1,000 km bicycle trail extends from Mundaring (in the Metropolitan area), through Peel and the South West regions down to Albany in the Great Southern, making it the world’s longest continuous off-road cycle track.

    The $3 million Royalties for Regions funded project passes as much as possible through regional towns, taking riders into local communities where they can use various services and facilities. This allowed visitors to discover local communities and resulted in small businesses using a more integrated approach to tourism.

    Local businesses already seen the benefits of the trail, claiming: “We’ve had people come through from Europe, they hired two bikes from Pemberton and they rode down to Walpole and that was with [all the equipment] and they came back by bus … so that was really successful.”

    To read more on how the Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail is helping tourism in the southern regions of Western Australia, click here.

    Western Australia’s southern regions have seen a variety of increased business opportunities thanks to the Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail. The 1,000 km bicycle trail extends from Mundaring (in the Metropolitan area), through Peel and the South West regions down to Albany in the Great Southern, making it the world’s longest continuous off-road cycle track.

    The $3 million Royalties for Regions funded project passes as much as possible through regional towns, taking riders into local communities where they can use various services and facilities. This allowed visitors to discover local communities and resulted in small businesses using a more integrated approach to tourism.

    Local businesses already seen the benefits of the trail, claiming: “We’ve had people come through from Europe, they hired two bikes from Pemberton and they rode down to Walpole and that was with [all the equipment] and they came back by bus … so that was really successful.”

    To read more on how the Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail is helping tourism in the southern regions of Western Australia, click here.

  • Providing better camping experiences at Baden Powell Campground

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    almost 4 years ago

    Campers are now having a great camping experience at the Baden Powell campground thanks to the Royalties for Regions investment.

    The $1 million investment has seen the upgrade to 42 campsites and two big group camp areas (holding up to 180 people) as well as the construction of a new sealed road, and improved facilities, including camp kitchens and composting toilets.

    The new camping facilities have shifted the culture of visitors to the campground, with a greater number of families using the camping facilities. “There are nicer people around. It’s more family focused...”

    To read more on how the Royalties for Regions has improved camping experiences at the Baden Powell campground, click here.

    Campers are now having a great camping experience at the Baden Powell campground thanks to the Royalties for Regions investment.

    The $1 million investment has seen the upgrade to 42 campsites and two big group camp areas (holding up to 180 people) as well as the construction of a new sealed road, and improved facilities, including camp kitchens and composting toilets.

    The new camping facilities have shifted the culture of visitors to the campground, with a greater number of families using the camping facilities. “There are nicer people around. It’s more family focused...”

    To read more on how the Royalties for Regions has improved camping experiences at the Baden Powell campground, click here.