The Wagerup Sustainability Fund, that will support initiatives to make a positive contribution to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the region surrounding the Wagerup refinery, was launched on July 4.
The Fund, established with an initial donation of $400,000 from Alcoa of Australia (cornerstone partner of Western Australian Community Foundation since its inception in 2004), will be administered by the WA Community Foundation as Trustee. Further, Alcoa has made a multi million dollar commitment to the Fund, which will be linked to production at the Wagerup refinery and could be up to $15 million over the next 20 years.
The Wagerup Sustainability Fund will focus on supporting local projects and initiatives that:
- Produce long term sustainable outcomes for communities in and around Harvey and Waroona;
- Enhance leadership, knowledge, enterprise and innovation;
- Further preserve and protect the local environment; and
- Contribute to creating stronger communities.
Two local advisory committees, representing communities within the Shire of Harvey and Shire of Waroona have been established to work closely with the Foundation by seeking and recommending local initiatives to effectively distribute funds to the respective community.
For further information please contact the Foundation on (08) 9224 6000 or visit www.wacf.org.au.
Jul. 08, 2008
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