Scrap Battle benefits South West

Fast facts:

– Program teaches students about the impact of waste
– Turnbull Government invested $20,000 through the Building Better Regions Fund
– $200 million third round of Building Better Regions Fund delivered under 2018-19 Federal Budget.

The Scrap Battle Recycled Art Competition has taught primary and high school students from six councils across the South West about the impact of waste by creating art from recycled materials.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino who attended the exhibition said the Turnbull Government had invested $20,000 in the competition.

“Our region has been very successful under round one of the BBRF, seeing projects like the Scrap Battle Recycled Art Competition funded under the Community Investment Stream,” Ms Marino said.

“The Scrap Battle Recycled Art Competition has taught primary and high school students in Bunbury, Harvey, Capel, Collie, Dardanup and Donnybrook-Balingup about the impact of waste through seven workshops held across the region.

“Students created innovative sculptures from a range of recycled materials recovered from an active landfill site – I was excited to present some of the awards to the winners at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.

“The students’ creative hard work and planning was apparent in each of the finalists.”

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the Budget continues the Turnbull Government’s commitment to build a strong regional Australia with an additional $200 million provided for a third round of the BBRF.

“Following the success of round one of the BBRF which created 26,000 jobs through over 250 projects nationally, and with round two BBRF projects currently under assessment, a third round of funding will deliver even more jobs and more economic growth in our regions,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The BBRF will fund projects across regional Australia, and I will strongly urge organisations and the community to take advantage of this initiative when applications are called later this year.”

This Liberal-led Government invested $20,000, the Bunbury Harvey Regional Council provided an in-kind contribution of $9,200.

For more information on the BBRF visit: business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-fund