Community Services

Economic Development

The Shire of Lake Grace works with interested stakeholders within the shire to:

  1. grow and support business
  2. maximise Shire of Lake Grace's economic potential
  3. improve the environmental and social sustainability of the local economy
  4. support and grow our communities

Economic development, in general, refers to the actions, or policies, of communities and policy makers to promote the standard of living and economic health of a particular area.

This relates to, but is not limited to, areas such as safety, social inclusion,  regional competitiveness, human capital, health and critical infrastructure.

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Grants

The Shire of Lake Grace is dependent on grant funds to achieve many of its outcomes. It is important that we keep up to date with grants on offer and do our best to find best fit grants for our projects.

Community groups often need to apply for funding for a range of projects and we encourage those groups to contact the Shire for assistance in sourcing grant funding.

Grant sites that may help are below: 

Department of Communities

Grants Directory

COTA for older Australians

Lotterywest

Australia Post Grants

 

Tourism

Tourist Information Centre - formerly the station masters house

Stubbs Street - 9865 2140

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Call into the community restored Stationmaster's House, now operating as the Lake Grace Visitor Centre, where you will find local produce, gorgeous art and quirky crafts on sale.

Meet our friendly Coordinators and volunteers who will assist you with information about our region and its attractions.

Experience our iconic salt lakes, springtime wildflowers, paddocks of wheat and canola and the native wildlife in our large nature reserves. Drive along the famous Holland Track. Visit the only remaining Australian Inland Hospital building in Western Australia or explore the historic Western Australian Rabbit Proof Fence that skirts the Eastern end of the Shire.

Housing

Community Housing

From the 12th November 2012 the Shire of Lake Grace Community Housing is in partnership with

Great Southern Community Housing Association

Any enquiries contact:

Tel: 9845 9604

Fax: 9842 8698

Health & Wellbeing

Lake Grace Medical Centre 

Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 9:00 - 5:00pm for an appointment phone 08 9865 1208.

Closed Wednesday

Newdegate Medical Centre

Wednesday 9:30 - 3:30pm to make an appointment phone Lake Grace Medical Centre 08 9865 1208.

 Lake Grace Child Health Nurse attends the Medical Centre every first Wednesday of the month. For an appointment please ring 9890 2246.

 

To get the most out of your home, it is important to take a good look around and attend to any maintenance issues.

Age Friendly Home Maintenance Kit Here 

KidSport

Kidsport

KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government.

 

Am I eligible?

  • Applicants must be aged 15-18years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Car OR be retired by a 'recognised' Referral Agent.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to (exceptions may apply).
  • It is preferred that applicants register with a club that is in their local government area.

 

Why sport and recreation clubs are important to you, our family and your community.

  • Active kids learn better.
  • Kids who participate in sport and recreation are physically and mentally healthier.
  • Clubs bring people and communities together.
  • It's fun!
  • Clubs are a great place to meet lifelong friends.
  • Some of the best conversations you will ever have with your kids will be in the car to and from training, to and from the game.
  • Learn positive values.
  • Kids who join clubs feel part of the community and develop a sense of pride in that community.

 

For an application form please click here.  Further information can also be found on the www.dsr.wa.gov.au/kidsport webpage.