The West Australian government has announced a significant funding injection for an Aboriginal community.

The Cook Government has provided the Warnpurru Aboriginal Corporation with a $1.17 million towards upgrades at the Patjarr community.

Found 1,824 kilometres north-east of Perth, the community sits next to the Pila Nature Reserve.

The funding will go into upgrading bases for Warnpurru rangers to plan and perform patrols, upgrade equipment and maintain vehicles.

More than $350,000 of the grant will go towards the refurbishment of the ‘Warli Nintirringkutjaku’ (Two-Way Learning Hub.)

The grant will also fund upgrades to the community’s communal kitchen and laundry as well as transport costs and equipment to the remote community.

The state’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti, says the grant will support the communities.

“We are proud to provide this Lotterywest grant to the Warnpurru Aboriginal Corporation for these important works at Patjarr.

I am committed to supporting the creation of meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal people in sharing their knowledge of Country and helping to develop resilient and strong Aboriginal communities.”

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