About $70,000 will go to Chittering and $86,300 to Gingin to pay for capital infrastructure projects identified as priorities by the local communities.
Shire of Gingin CEO Jeremy Edwards said the council was now in discussions about where the funds might be allocated.
‘Out of 60-odd projects there would be at least a dozen this $86,000 could be allocated towards,’ he said.
‘We are looking at refurbishing the pool in Gingin and we are also looking at foreshore car park developments in our coastal towns, in particular Lancelin.
‘In addition to that, the Shire has a number of community improvement projects, such as new kitchens in the Lancelin sporting complex, and the Ocean Farms community building.’
The latest funding comes from a round five allocation by the Regional Development Australia Fund.
WA Senator Mark Bishop welcomed the allocation, saying it would help cater for the growing communities and make them ‘better places to live’.
‘This funding can be used to build and renew community infrastructure like sporting facilities, libraries, town halls, playgrounds and essential community services such as childcare facilities,’ he said.
‘It will go towards shovel-ready projects that will allow Chittering and Gingin to generate new economic activity and jobs, while delivering infrastructure now and for the future.’