Cruise Broome among recipients announced in Community Chest funding

Written on the 10 July 2016

Cruise Broome among recipients announced in Community Chest funding

The Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry was delighted to be notified that its application for funding toward Cruise Broome was successful as part of the Kimberley region's Community Chest Fund.

The amount of $27,200 will further support the Broome Shire's commitment of $50,000 over two years to administrate a governing body and build collateral specifically focused on attracting growth of the cruise ship industry.  In order to manage the dissemination of the funds, the BCCI has auspiced 'Cruise Broome' chaired by Shayne Murray of Broome Transit with a committee comprised of the KPA, BCCI, BTLG and private enterprise.

Cruise Broome has appointed Melva Stone as co-ordinator, who will be traveling with Shayne Murray and KPA CEO Kevin Shellack to the WA Cruise Exchange in two weeks to pitch Broome as an ideal destination for future cruise line potential.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announced the successful recipients of the Kimberley region's Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.

Mr Redman said the fund provided one-off grants to community groups, local governments and not-for-profit organisations to improve and develop infrastructure and services in the region.

"These projects will help to attract investment, increase job opportunities and improve the quality of life for communities in the Kimberley region," he said.

"Hundreds of diverse projects and organisations across regional Western Australia have significantly benefited from the Community Chest Fund in recent years."


Anglicare WA Inc. Kutjungka Region Horse Program $50,000
Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc. Bidyadanga Gubinge Commercialisation Project $16,241
Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry Broome cruise ship management $27,200
Derby District High School P&C Committee Culturally Relevant Training Programs $42,000
Dreamtime Project of Dance Inc. Dreamtime Project of Dance $13,800
Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan Garnduwa ICT upgrade $42,600
Gelganyem Ltd Barramundi Dreaming Festival $22,000
Kununurra Agricultural Society Inc. 2016 Kununurra Agricultural Show $10,000
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation Pathways to Housing and Employment $50,000
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation Ngnowar Aerwah Rehabilitation Centre $21,100
Nyikina Incorporated Historic Holman House refurbishment $20,000
Save the Children Australia YES Program Leadership Expedition $13,408
Shinju Matsuri Inc. Shinju Matsuri $25,000
Shire of Derby-West Kimberley Fitzroy Play Space $50,000
Shire of Halls Creek Olabud Doogethu $12,600
Shire Wyndham East Kimberley Kimberley Writers Festival and Children's Book Week $10,000
Warmun Art Print Project Warmun Art Print Project $20,000
Wyndham Community Events Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016 $15,000
Wyndham Historical Society Wyndham Museum roof upgrade $36,500
Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation Kimberley Aboriginal Women's Textile Skills and Product Development $38,600
Yiramalay Foundation Cultural On Country learning program $20,000

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