Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

Regional and remote communities across Western Australia will benefit from WA Government grant funding for Community Resource Centres (CRCs) towards technology and innovation projects to grow and improve community services.

The WA Government will invest almost $250,000 in a first northern-focused tranche of funding to support 28 regional and remote CRCs in the north of the State to boost technology capacity and better connect communities.

The diverse projects span the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid-West and northern Wheatbelt.

Initiatives range from an interactive smartboard at Hyden, a digital studio in Pingelly, mobile outreach service delivery from Shark Bay to a photolab at Tom Price.

The Western Australian Community Resource Network (WACRN) Program has more than 100 CRCs across regional and remote WA and all CRCs were eligible to apply for the Technology and Innovation Grant.

The program provided grants of up to $10,000 per CRC and is administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

The second tranche of successful grant recipients in southern parts of the State will be announced soon.

Source: WA Government