Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced funding of $9.46 million from the Liberal National Government's Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund, for the new Laverton community hub and the Norseman airfield upgrade.
The Laverton community hub project will receive $8.01 million for a replacement swimming pool, a new indoor multi-purpose building as well as refurbishments to the town hall to deliver a new youth centre, office space and a community amphitheatre.
The Norseman airfield project will receive $1.45 million to upgrade infrastructure at the airfield, in particular the runway, taxiway and apron pavements to provide aircraft with 24-hour access.
Mr Redman said the projects were great examples of Royalties for Regions investing in community-based projects that would deliver social and economic benefits and contributed to the attraction and retention of residents in the region.
"The Laverton community hub project will deliver a new central meeting place for the residents of Laverton and visitors from Ngaanyatjarra Lands where social, recreational, sporting, artistic and educational activities can flourish," he said.
"The upgrade of the Norseman airfield will allow small and medium-size aircraft to use the airfield more often, and improve the safety of aircraft operations in circumstances where the airfield may not otherwise be available for use.
"Royalties for Regions is contributing to the development of strong and sustainable communities to support long-term growth in our regions."
The Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund is a $198 million Royalties for Regions initiative that invests in priority projects to enable economic and social development in the region. The fund is administered by the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission and the Department of Regional Development.
Source: WA Government
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