Rgional Development Minister Brendon Grylls visited Warmun Aboriginal community last week to officially launch the Royalties for Regions-funded EON Foundation garden.
The opening marked the beginning of a five-year partnership between the Warmun community and the EON Foundation, a not-for-profit group that assists Aboriginal communities in WA.
Mr Grylls said the aim of the EON Foundation was to improve the well being of indigenous West Australians by providing resources for projects that had sustainable outcomes as well as community support and involvement.
“The EON Foundation receives $1.6 million in State Government Royalties for Regions funding through the Regional Development Council Action Agenda funding scheme this year,” he said.
“Warmun is one of six Kimberley communities that will benefit from this scheme.”
Wankatjunga, Ngalapita, Kalumburu, Halls Creek and Wanalirri have also invited the EON Foundation to form partnerships with them to implement the Thriving Communities Program.
Mr Grylls said the program would provide school children and their families with a practical introduction to growing vegetables and fruit, cooking nutritious meals with the garden produce and learning other skills to promote better health and hygiene.