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ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?

Bushfire Preparedness Campaign Launch

The Are You Ready?  Bushfire preparedness campaign was launched Sunday 23 October 2016._mgl0545-groupshot-master_rgb_hr This is the 4th year of the campaign, and the hero is Steve Angel, a local guy who lost his house in a bushfire in 2007, then got himself prepared, and saved his home from another fire this year.  The campaign, as you know, seeks to alert and educate West Australians of the need to actively prepare for bushfire season, and increase the understanding that preparation is a shared responsibility. For more information about bushfires, please click on the following link: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/prepare.   bushfire-media-release         Click on above image to enlarge view

There Are Big Things Happening in Regional WA

GO LIVE: Royalties for Regions Investment Map

To visit the Live Royalties for Regions Investment Map, please click on the following link: https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au/.   Royalties for Regions Investment Map - Frequently Asked Questions rfr-live-map-flyermedia-statement               Click on above images to enlarge the view

GASCOYNE REGIONAL GRANTS SCHEME: Now Closed

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The Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme now closed

The Gascoyne Development Commission is seeking applications for the 2017 Royalties for Regions Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme.

The Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme are available for community, local government and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme (click here for further information)

Grants between $50,001 and $300,000

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 27 September 2016

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that their project aligns with one or more of the Royalties for Regions program objectives and Gascoyne Development Commission’s strategic priorities.

Please Note:  Funding will be available after 1 July 2017

Carnarvon Airport Works Notice

public notice runway SoC Works will commence on the 1st of September through to late October 2016 to improve our current Airport runway strip. These works will be carried out in stages to ensure minimal disruption to daily operations. Flights will continue during this period and the Shire advise anyone with queries regarding flights during this period to contact Skippers Aviation on 1300 729 924 or via email at reservations@skippers.com.au Further notice or information: For any queries, you may contact the Shire Community Development Team on 9941 0000.  

GRGS & GCCF 2017 CLOSED

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The Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme

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Gascoyne Community Chest Fund for 2017 is now closed

The Gascoyne Development Commission is seeking applications for the 2017 Royalties for Regions Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme and Gascoyne Community Chest Fund.

The Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme and Gascoyne Community Chest Fund are available for community, local government and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

Grants are available through the following initiatives:

Gascoyne Community Chest Fund (click here for further information)

Grants up to $50,000

Applications close at 4:30pm on Monday 12 September 2016

Gascoyne Regional Grants Scheme (click here for further information)

Grants between $50,001 and $300,000

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 27 September 2016

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that their project aligns with one or more of the Royalties for Regions program objectives and Gascoyne Development Commission’s strategic priorities.

Please Note:  Funding will be available after 1 July 2017

Gascoyne Regional Business Awards 2016

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GASCOYNE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

GASCOYNE REGIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 – CLOSING SOON!

  Nominate Gascoyne’s top businesses for regional awards and recognition.

The Gascoyne Development Commission is proud to be the Naming Rights/Platinum sponsor supporting the Gascoyne Regional Business Awards 2016.

If you know an outstanding business in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, now is the time to nominate them for the first Gascoyne Regional Business Awards to be held in over four years.

The Awards recognise businesses and business owners for their professionalism, innovation, customer service, and contribution to the community and the economy.

Businesses can be nominated by customers, friends, colleagues or can self-nominate until Monday 15 August 2016 online or on forms available throughout the region.

Small businesses can be a one person operation or businesses with up to 20 employees who often go unnoticed, or lack of recognition for their long hours and hard work.  This is a great way of acknowledging individuals and businesses who provide vital services to the regional communities in which they operate their business.

The Gascoyne Regional Business Awards has been made possible by the Women Empowering Business group in Carnarvon who have joined forces with the Exmouth Chamber of Commerce to deliver the Awards program across the Gascoyne region.

The Awards align with the Small Business Development Corporation’s WA Regional Small Business Awards and winners automatically qualify as entrants in the state awards.

Nominations and applications can be made via the website www.gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au Contact for award enquiries:
Carnarvon, Shark Bay/Denham, Gascoyne Junction, Coral Bay Marilyn Rulyancich – Women Empowering Business Group 0418 370 358    gascoyne@gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au
Exmouth Jackie Brooks – Exmouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. 0419 936 779    exmouth@gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au
Public Nominations and Business Self-nominations can be made via the Awards website Public Nomination http://gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au/public-nomination-form.aspx Business Self-nomination http://gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au/grba-entry-form.aspx

GDC Board Visit Exmouth

Board Members Ningaloo Centre webDespite the unusual weather in Exmouth last week, the town was busy with Board visits from the Gascoyne Development Commission (GDC), Tourism Western Australia and the Gascoyne Tourism Board.

The GDC Board is the governing body of the Commission and is responsible for developing policies and positions on the Commission’s strategic direction.  The Board meets 6 times a year, at various locations, to discuss the economic base, service needs, opportunities and challenges of the Gascoyne region.

On this occasion, tourism, was a key theme.

The GDC Board and Tourism WA Board and Executives co-hosted an Exmouth Industry Sundowner at the Novotel Ningaloo Resort on Thursday 23 June 2016. Over 50 government employees, industry representatives and community members attended this event which proved to be a great opportunity for strategic conversations to take place on the sustainable economic and social development of the region.  Mr Tony Beard, Chair of the GDC Board, officially welcomed participants and recognised the beauty and opportunities of the region.

The GDC Board also participated in a tour of the Ningaloo Centre construction site.  A total of $27million has been invested into this community project with a large contribution of $20million from the Royalties for Regions program. The Ningaloo Centre is a multipurpose centre and is scheduled to be opened in April 2017. The Centre will comprise of areas for Research, Education (Central Regional TAFE) and Community.

The next Board Meeting will take place at Mt Augustus in August 2016.

Regional Development Strategy 2016-2025

RD StrategyThe Strategy provides the common direction for regional development in Western Australia into the next decade. It is a plan to build on the potential of our regions for the benefit of all Western Australians. [Link to document]

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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Fact sheets were recently completed by the Shire of Exmouth with support from the Gascoyne Development Commission and Royalties for Regions Funding.  The fact sheets enhance the existing play and interpretive material at the Exmouth Water Spray Ground and represent key elements of the Spray Ground including:

Fact sheets can be also viewed on the Shire of Exmouth website here. EX-Fed-Park-Nov14-056 WSGEX-Fed-Park-Nov14-057 WSG EX-Fed-Park-Nov14-050 WSGdolphins

2016 Defence White Paper

12986977_483225225194558_3871819610650703035_n On Wednesday 13 April, Exmouth hosted Federal Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Durak Melissa Price MP. Minister Payne was meeting with the Shire of Exmouth to discuss the investment of over $400 million into Exmouth under the Federal Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper. Investment will provide a foundation for missile defence and space capability; including  the relocation of a space surveillance telescope to be set up near the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station and spending at the Learmonth RAAF Base. The GDC was pleased with the discussions held with the Senator and look forward to project implementation.