IOT Community Development Grants Programme Delivered

Media Release

JB050/2014

06 June 2014

The Australian Government is delivering over $1.4 million in community infrastructure funding to support the growth of the Indian Ocean Territories communities.

The Indian Ocean Territories Community Development Grants Programme, released today, delivers 31 successful projects throughout the region.

Projects funded will support economic development and provide long term improvements in community infrastructure for the Territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The programme delivers targeted projects which will strengthen economic development, increase productivity and create local jobs, improving islands' liveability.

The programme delivers important community infrastructure, including but not limited to:

  • $300,000 for the arts and cultural projects, including support for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands' Self-Determination Day and the 100 year anniversary of the Sydney-Emden naval battle, as well as support for Christmas Island's historic outdoor cinema;
  • $270,000 for education, the environment and emergency services, including new equipment for St John Ambulance Service, upgrades to the Christmas Island Golf Club and Kung Fu Association facilities, as well funding to support regular sailing regattas on the Cocos (Keelings) Islands.
  • $580,000 to support improved waste management facilities and practices, and culturally significant community events and festivals.

The Australian Government recognises the unique needs of the Indian Ocean Territories and is committed to supporting community organisations and small businesses for the long term.

This is the first time the community has provided feedback on local infrastructure priorities through the Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation.

Projects Funded Under the IOT Community Development Grants Programme

Project Name Location IOT CDGP
Funding Amount
St John Ambulance Equipment CI $99,000
CI Arts Project CI $40,000
Mintope Project—Stage 2 CI $170,000
Island Care—Protect the Robber Crab CI $10,000
Roadshow Theme Markets CI $2,500
CI Cinema Club Digital Conversion CI $50,000
Cat & Rat Control Project CI $49,500
Waste Management Power Connection Project CI $175,000
Community Presentation Night CI $4,000
CLA Entertainment & Events Precinct CI $102,000
Day Care Centre Playground Upgrade CI $40,000
Night Vision for Boat Crew CI $10,000
CI Golf Club Reticulation Project CI $15,000
CI Cricket Club Sports Trip to CKI CI $16,000
CI Marathon—Marketing & Merchandise CI $5,000
Upgrade Training Facility & Skills
Development
CI $42,946
Men’s Shed Entertainment Project CI $17,800
Living Culture ‘Mix n Match’ Cook Book CI $35,000
CI Cricket Club Park Style Outdoor Setting CI $8,805
CI Christmas Celebrations CI $6,500
Buddha Base and Table CI $22,000
Learning Resources for IOT CI & CKI $10,090
Interactive Learning in the IOT CI & CKI $22,656
30th Anniversary Self Determination Day CKI $48,600
Sydney Emden 100 Year Anniversary CKI $78,200
Home Island Waste Incinerator CKI $200,000
Sailing Regattas CKI $68,100
Radio 6CKI Outside Broadcast CKI $7,189
CKI Come and Try CKI $8,000
Home Island WWII Memorial CKI $40,134
Equipment & Violin Instructor CKI $10,894
TOTAL   $1,414,914