Case Studies of Regional Communities

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These case studies were focused on the local-level changes that were brought about by Royalties for Regions (RfR) investment. By investing in projects like the Better Beginnings program, RfR is contributing to helping children become better readers. The case studies showcased how the investment helped improve community facilities to cater for local people and visitors to regional WA. Interested in learning more? Continue reading below.

These case studies were focused on the local-level changes that were brought about by Royalties for Regions (RfR) investment. By investing in projects like the Better Beginnings program, RfR is contributing to helping children become better readers. The case studies showcased how the investment helped improve community facilities to cater for local people and visitors to regional WA. Interested in learning more? Continue reading below.

  • How the Greenough River Solar Farm is helping the local economy

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    over 2 years ago

    The $10 million Royalties for Regions funded project is helping to generate job opportunities and additional revenue for the local economy in the City of Greater Geraldton. Now, one of the largest solar farms in Australia, the Greenough River Solar Farm produces up to 10 megawatts of renewable energy from the sun. As well as the creation of jobs, the Solar Farm also helped generate millions of dollars for the City of Greater Geraldton. To read more on how the Greenough River Solar Farm is helping the local economy, click here.

    The $10 million Royalties for Regions funded project is helping to generate job opportunities and additional revenue for the local economy in the City of Greater Geraldton. Now, one of the largest solar farms in Australia, the Greenough River Solar Farm produces up to 10 megawatts of renewable energy from the sun. As well as the creation of jobs, the Solar Farm also helped generate millions of dollars for the City of Greater Geraldton. To read more on how the Greenough River Solar Farm is helping the local economy, click here.

  • Improving children's literacy skills through the Better Beginnings

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    over 2 years ago

    The Better Beginnings program received over $2.8 million from the Royalties for Regions program. 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. 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. 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. To read more on how the Better Beginnings program is improving children’s literacy, click here.

  • Making the Wagin Airport safer

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    over 2 years ago

    The Wagin Airport is much safer with the Royalties for Regions upgrade of $385,000. The airport received an upgrade to help seal one of the two runways which means safer landings under most weather conditions, and a potential lifesaver if medical emergencies are involved. Previously the airport runway was only gravel, which was only safe to land during fine weather conditions. To read more on the Wagin Airport upgrade, click here.

    The Wagin Airport is much safer with the Royalties for Regions upgrade of $385,000. The airport received an upgrade to help seal one of the two runways which means safer landings under most weather conditions, and a potential lifesaver if medical emergencies are involved. Previously the airport runway was only gravel, which was only safe to land during fine weather conditions. To read more on the Wagin Airport upgrade, click here.

  • Providing a sustainable foreshore in Busselton

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    over 2 years ago

    The Busselton Foreshore is much more sustainable after the $6.1 million investment from Royalties for Regions. The foreshore received a much needed refurbish and upgrade after areas were damaged by Cyclone Alby in 1978. The foreshore redevelopment has been well received by the community: “Feedback was instant and extremely positive with everyone giving the new foreshore the thumbs up. What we had always dreamt about had actually happened.” To read more of how Royalties for Regions helped redevelop the Busselton Foreshore, click here.

    The Busselton Foreshore is much more sustainable after the $6.1 million investment from Royalties for Regions. The foreshore received a much needed refurbish and upgrade after areas were damaged by Cyclone Alby in 1978. The foreshore redevelopment has been well received by the community: “Feedback was instant and extremely positive with everyone giving the new foreshore the thumbs up. What we had always dreamt about had actually happened.” To read more of how Royalties for Regions helped redevelop the Busselton Foreshore, click here.

  • Providing learning and support at the Bidi Bidi Centre

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    over 2 years ago

    Royalties for Regions (RfR) invested more than $1.4 million in the Bidi Bidi Centre (Centre) to provide intensive one-on-one learning programs, support and care for Aboriginal women and children. Aboriginal women and children in the Shire of Mt Magnet are now receiving intense one-on-one education and support through the Bidi Bidi Centre. Now, instead of people being reluctant to talk to me, when I visit their homes, they call out for me to come in. That is a major step. We have broken down many perceived barriers.” To read more about how Royalties for Regions helped support the Bidi Bidi Centre, click here.

    Royalties for Regions (RfR) invested more than $1.4 million in the Bidi Bidi Centre (Centre) to provide intensive one-on-one learning programs, support and care for Aboriginal women and children. Aboriginal women and children in the Shire of Mt Magnet are now receiving intense one-on-one education and support through the Bidi Bidi Centre. Now, instead of people being reluctant to talk to me, when I visit their homes, they call out for me to come in. That is a major step. We have broken down many perceived barriers.” To read more about how Royalties for Regions helped support the Bidi Bidi Centre, click here.

  • Upgrading the historic Yalgoo Cemetery

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    over 2 years ago

    With help from the $30,000 investment of Royalties for Regions, the Shire of Yalgoo has been able to upgrade the Yalgoo cemetery. The cemetery upgrade faced some challenges, including the upgrade of the adjacent highway, clearing of vegetation, and identifying burial sites which date back to the gold rush period in the 1890’s. Despite such challenges, the Shire prevailed through with community involvement, in particular community consultations. To read more on how the Yalgoo cemetery upgrade helped bring pride to the Shire of Yalgoo staff, click here.

    With help from the $30,000 investment of Royalties for Regions, the Shire of Yalgoo has been able to upgrade the Yalgoo cemetery. The cemetery upgrade faced some challenges, including the upgrade of the adjacent highway, clearing of vegetation, and identifying burial sites which date back to the gold rush period in the 1890’s. Despite such challenges, the Shire prevailed through with community involvement, in particular community consultations. To read more on how the Yalgoo cemetery upgrade helped bring pride to the Shire of Yalgoo staff, click here.