Recreation and Tourism Case Studies

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Regional Development Investment has provided funding to a number of recreation and tourism projects since 2008. To learn about what difference this funding has made in regional WA, the Department commissioned a series of six case studies. We found that the projects delivered a number of positive benefits to regional communities, including; boosting economic revenue, improving community facilities and increasing community pride. To uncover further benefits of the projects, please see the case studies below.

Regional Development Investment has provided funding to a number of recreation and tourism projects since 2008. To learn about what difference this funding has made in regional WA, the Department commissioned a series of six case studies. We found that the projects delivered a number of positive benefits to regional communities, including; boosting economic revenue, improving community facilities and increasing community pride. To uncover further benefits of the projects, please see the case studies below.

  • Boosting community pride through the Wheatbelt Way

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    over 2 years ago

    The Wheatbelt region is set to see a boost in visitors thanks to the Wheatbelt Way project. Royalties for Regions invested nearly $1.39 million into the self-drive road. The project aimed to attract more visitors to the area, boost tourism and jobs, and increase economic development in the region to boost locals’ pride in their region as well as strengthening relationships between participating shires. To read more on how The Wheatbelt Way has improved community pride, click here.

    The Wheatbelt region is set to see a boost in visitors thanks to the Wheatbelt Way project. Royalties for Regions invested nearly $1.39 million into the self-drive road. The project aimed to attract more visitors to the area, boost tourism and jobs, and increase economic development in the region to boost locals’ pride in their region as well as strengthening relationships between participating shires. To read more on how The Wheatbelt Way has improved community pride, click here.

  • Constructing the World Class Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail

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    over 2 years ago

    Visitors now have the opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Western Australia’s southern regions thanks to the World Class Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail. 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. To read more on how the Munda Biddi Trail helped tourism in Western Australia’s southern regions, click here.

    Visitors now have the opportunity to experience the natural wonders of Western Australia’s southern regions thanks to the World Class Munda Biddi Bicycle Trail. 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. To read more on how the Munda Biddi Trail helped tourism in Western Australia’s southern regions, click here.

  • Enhancing recreational fishing in the South West

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    over 2 years ago

    The $1.86 million Royalties for Regions investment looks at providing safe and accessible fishing places for recreational fishers. The two artificial reefs, which have been installed in the waters of Geographe Bay, have already seen the attraction of many popular species of fish, including Snapper, Samson fish, Spanish Mackerel and Silver Trevally. To read more on recreational fishing in the South West, click here.

    The $1.86 million Royalties for Regions investment looks at providing safe and accessible fishing places for recreational fishers. The two artificial reefs, which have been installed in the waters of Geographe Bay, have already seen the attraction of many popular species of fish, including Snapper, Samson fish, Spanish Mackerel and Silver Trevally. To read more on recreational fishing in the South West, click here.

  • Providing a first-class recreation facility in the heart of the Wheatbelt

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    over 2 years ago

    The Kellerberrin Recreation and Leisure Centre received $1.85 million from the Royalties for Regions program to refurbish recreational facilities at Kellerberrin and the amalgamation of sporting clubs into one facility to provide a new, first-class recreation facility in the heart of the Wheatbelt. The Centre has increased participation rates in sport, particularly in children, as well as providing Kellerberrin opportunities to host bigger sporting and social events. Click here to read more on the first-class recreation facilities in Kellerberrin.

    The Kellerberrin Recreation and Leisure Centre received $1.85 million from the Royalties for Regions program to refurbish recreational facilities at Kellerberrin and the amalgamation of sporting clubs into one facility to provide a new, first-class recreation facility in the heart of the Wheatbelt. The Centre has increased participation rates in sport, particularly in children, as well as providing Kellerberrin opportunities to host bigger sporting and social events. Click here to read more on the first-class recreation facilities in Kellerberrin.

  • Providing better camping experiences at Baden Powell Campground

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    over 2 years ago

    Campers are now having a great camping experience at the Baden Powell campground thanks to the $1 million Royalties for Regions investment. 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 $1 million Royalties for Regions investment. 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.

  • Providing world-class tourism precinct at Surfers Point

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    over 2 years ago

    Surfers point is becoming an iconic tourist destination for tourist and locals alike after the upgrade of the Surfers Point Precinct in Margaret River. Royalties for Regions invested $3.46 million into upgrading the visitor and tourist facilities at Surfers Point, Riflebutts Reserve and the mouth of the Margaret River. The project has won praise and have helped promote the Margaret River region to an international audience. To read more on about the world-class Surfers Point Precinct, click here.

    Surfers point is becoming an iconic tourist destination for tourist and locals alike after the upgrade of the Surfers Point Precinct in Margaret River. Royalties for Regions invested $3.46 million into upgrading the visitor and tourist facilities at Surfers Point, Riflebutts Reserve and the mouth of the Margaret River. The project has won praise and have helped promote the Margaret River region to an international audience. To read more on about the world-class Surfers Point Precinct, click here.