Donation of new digital projector to Dongara Denison Drive-In

In November 2014, Mitsui E&P Australia’s predecessor AWE made a substantial contribution to the campaign to provide the Dongara Denison Drive-In outdoor cinema with a new digital movie projector, making it possible for local families and friends to spend an evening at the movies together.

Owned by The Shire of Irwin, the Dongara Drive-In has been leased and operated by several local community organisations over the past 47 years. This local iconic asset provides community groups with a sustainable source of fundraising while offering locals a fun and entertaining evening out.

The Drive-In is currently leased and operated by the Dongara Denison Surf Lifesaving Club, which is using the funds raised to furnish its new Club shed, renewing essential lifesaver training and purchasing new competition boards and other equipment.

The old analogue movie projector required replacement to enable screening of digital format movies. The new digital projection equipment cost approximately $100,000. The Shire applied for a grant of $50,000 from Lotterywest while AWE provided the remaining $50,000.

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The Northern Perth Basin

The Northern Perth Basin is a prolific oil and gas producing area covering a large portion of the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town of Dongara, located approximately 360km north of Perth, is the regional economic hub for a number of industries, including oil and gas.