Royalties for Regions helps Tammin

The Shire of Tammin’s works depot has a new home out of the town’s residential area thanks to a Royalties for Regions-funded project that replaced two aging former depot sites.

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA and Agricultural Region MP Martin Aldridge MLC were on site yesterday for the official opening, which was built over two stages and locates the Shire’s works operations on one site.

Ms Davies said the new depot, which received more than $670,000 from the Royalties for Regions Country Local Government Fund (CLGF), enabled a safer working environment for staff and could, in the future, be suitable for commercial use should it be required..

“The Shire of Tammin works depot is testament to how the CLGF delivers enhanced infrastructure to communities in regional WA,” she said.

“Royalties for Regions contributed $75million to projects in the Wheatbelt in 2012-13, with the CLGF importantly addressing infrastructure needs across the country local government sector.”

The fenced depot site houses a 30m x 45m steel shed containing a mechanical workshop, four undercover parking bays and an adjoining 30m x 7.5m office space.

Rainwater harvested from the building flows into two 32,000litre storage tanks and separate storage bunkers for works materials and a chemical shed were erected.

Mr Aldridge said the Shire depot was one of a growing list of CLGF projects to be carried out in Tammin since 2008-09, to the tune of $1.27million in total.

“Construction of new pathways through town, the refurbishment of the Town Hall kitchen and facilities at Donnan Park, and construction of a three-bedroom shire staff unit have all benefitted from CLGF funding,” he said.

“Through Royalties for Regions, the State Government is committed to delivering excellence and innovation to the Wheatbelt and beyond, building strong and vibrant regional communities in the process.”

Picture caption: Mia Davies MLA (far left) and Martin Aldridge MLC (three from right) join Shire of Tammin councillors and staff at the official depot opening on Tuesday.