Grant Assistance

Community Development Officer Brad Vitale is able to assist all community organisations in seeking grant funding that may be available. Please contact Brad on 9733 7800 or

Community Development Grants 2018

Funding of up to $800 is available for local community organisations to assist with projects and activities that enhance the community in line with Community Development principles, and the Shire of Waroona Strategic Community Plan.

A Council appointed panel will assess applications and applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of the assessment process.


Application Form

For more information please contact Brad on 9733 7800 or

Lotterywest Grants

Lotterywest grants support people with special needs, disadvantaged people in our community, and initiatives that contribute towards the quality of life for all Western Australians.

The funding is used for extending the capacity of Not-for-Profit Organisations, strengthening community service delivery, enhancing community initiatives, valuing our state's heritage, and advancing participation in community life.

Grant Types

  • ANZAC Centenary
  • Big Ideas
  • Community Events
  • Community Spaces Outdoor
  • Emergency Relief
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Heritage and Conservation
  • Information Technology and Web
  • Organisational Development
  • Projects
  • Research
  • Trails
  • Vehicles
  • Community and Workplace Buildings

For more information, visit

Other Grant Opportunities

For other grant opportunities see WA Easy Grants

Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund

Local Groups Benefit from Wagerup Sustainability Fund Payments

Several local groups are in the process of being notified that they are the successful recipients of $339,840 in grants from the Wagerup Sustainability Fund, a fund contributed to by Alcoa Australia and held by Perpetual. The local Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund Advisory Committee called for applications for funding and the following grants have been approved –

Waroona Lions Club $15840 towards the purchase of a mobile cool room; Preston Beach Volunteer Bushfire Brigade $20,000 towards CCTV for their new fire station; Quambie Park Waroona Inc $90,000 towards the refurbishment of 4 resident bedrooms and bathrooms; Waroona Men’s Shed Inc $90,000 towards the construction of a purpose built men’s shed and Waroona Health & Community Centre $124,000 towards an extension of the centre.

In 2014 the Advisory Committee distributed $325,000 in grants to local organisations.

Grant funds awarded by the Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund committee

In October 2013 the Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund Committee was formed to oversee the Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund (AWSF) and the Wagerup Sustainability Fund (WSF). The AWSF has a current balance of $881,000 and the WSF had a balance of $639,000 before grants were awarded.

In early 2014 the Committee announced the first grant funding round from the Wagerup Sustainability Fund. Prior to funds being allocated approval was required from The Trust Company, the company who administer the tax requirements of the fund.

I am pleased to advise that the following grants have met with final approval and have been funded –

  • $4,160 to the Girl Guides Waroona for training and minor building improvements.
  • $13,900 to the Lake Clifton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for earthworks required for a new shed to house their fire truck.
  • $6,600 to the Waroona Community Resource Centre to undertake a feasibility study for proposed extensions to the current centre.
  • $15,000 to the Waroona Anglican Opportunity Shop for shop fittings for their new shop in Fouracre St.
  • $5,830 to the Waroona Men’s Shed to assist with their planning of a shed for Waroona.
  • $79,417 to Waroona Lions Club for extensions to the John Marchetti Shed and storage shed at the showgrounds.
  • $200,000 over 2 years, to Quambie Park Waroona to assist with the upgrading of residents rooms.

Ian Curley
AWSF Committee

Royalties for Regions Projects

Royalties For Regions – Peel Community Chest Fund 2016 – Emergency Management Generator

Royalties for Regions 2016

The Emergency Management Generator project has now been completed with funding received from the Government of Western Australia, Royalties for Regions Funding (Dept Regional and Development) and Peel Development Commission in Partnership with the Shire of Waroona.

The aim of the project was to purchase a generator with suitable capacity to power the entire Shire Office Administration Centre whilst acting as an Emergency Management Facility. The Shire of Waroona Administration building has been utilised a number of times in the past as an Incident Control Centre (ICC) during times of emergencies. At this time it is crucial that all the services that are available from the Shire have the capacity to continue running especially when power services are low or non-existent to enable support to the Incident Support Group (ISG).

During times of crisis emergency management personnel, volunteers and Council staff constantly need access to the Shire’s electronic data base and other historical information, have the ability to reproduce up-to-date information for members on the ground, constantly update residents with reliable information and have the ability to provide a fully powered, safe and functional venue to assist members.

Not only would this provide assistance during emergencies within the Shire of Waroona but also allow provisions for assistance to other neighbouring and Peel region Council’s during times of emergency.

Royalties for Regions - Peel Community Chest Fund 2016

2011/2012 Regional Group Project - Country Local Government Fund

royalties for regions

The Safe Coronation Road Connection project has now been completed with funding received from the Government of Western Australia, Royalties for Regions Funding (Dept Regional and Development) in Partnership with the Shire of Waroona.

The project’s aim was to improve the safety of road travel across the main route bisecting the Shire that connects the southern coastal area of the Peel region to the Darling Range. Coronation Road is the only sealed two-lane road that links the inland town of Waroona to the coastal localities of Preston Beach and Lake Clifton and is also a main connection link from Waroona to the Forrest Highway. The Coronation road bridge (Bridge No. 3985) was a narrow bridge located on a hazardous bend. The upgrade of the connection was identified as a regional and local priority for safety, economic and amenity purposes. It is of increasing significance as a service, industry and tourism link that will benefit regional development.

The project’s aim was to upgrade the bridge to a full two land bridge so that safe movement of private, commercial and heavy traffic will encourage use of Coronation Road for community benefit and economic growth.







The completed project saw the replacement of an aging narrow bridge with a modern concrete culvert structure.  The new structure is wider than the bridge it replaces and has been designed and constructed to permit more than adequate road width and road geometry which were the two main issues to be addressed.  

The new structure and associated road upgrade removes the hazard that the old bridge presented allowing traffic to traverse the location with a greatly reduced risk of conflict, lane correct, and with no reduction in speed.  Additionally, the installation of guardrails has reduced the risk involved with traffic leaving the carriageway and entering the waterway. 

All traffic, regardless of vehicle class, can now traverse the location safely and the new structure removes the limitations with regards to heavy and oversize traffic that the old bridge presented, which increases potential for industry and for traffic flow in general. 

2012/2013 Country Local Government Fund

The Hesse Street Redevelopment has now been completed with funding from the 2012-13 Country Local Government Fund (CLGF), Partnership with Royalties for Regions (Dept Regional Development) and Shire of Waroona.