Moylan announces nearly $125,000 in Federal funding for Boddington Rural Transaction Centre
Posted on Friday, 2 July 2004
Boddington was successful in its bid for the provision of essential services, with a recent announcement of $124,600 in Federal Government funding, to establish a Rural Transaction Centre.
The funding comes under the Rural Transaction Centres Programme scheme.
Member for Pearce, Judi Moylan, has been working together with the community and Shire representatives to achieve this result and is very pleased with the outcome.
“The Shire of Boddington should be applauded for looking at ways to restore more services to the community,” Ms Moylan said.
Boddington and other small communities benefit from the scheme as it restores and increases services.
The proposed services and equipment include: secretarial services, office space, meeting room, tourist/visitor information, Internet access, computer training, education skills-based training facility, Desktop publishing, business advice, video conferencing hire and proposed re-located Centrelink services.
Shire of Boddington Project Officer Jim Nelson said Shire representatives were thrilled with the news, which should increase the town’s growth potential.
Earlier this year, the Federal Government committed $845,000 to the Peel Region Tourist Railway, to preserve part of Western Australia’s rail history through the redevelopment of a number of facilities at Pinjarra and Boddington.
That money will go towards updating the Pinjarra railway yards to build on tourism potential and to refurbishing an area close to Boddington.
“Boddington is moving ahead because of the community’s hard work,” Ms Moylan said.
The State Government announced in April that it will also provide $845,000 towards the project. This matches the Commonwealth’s commitment.