Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. 

It is part of the State Government's job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.

Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that contribute to sustainable jobs; expand or diversify industry; develop skills and capability; attract new investment or maximise recovery from COVID-19 impacts to the region.

The Wheatbelt RED Grants are delivered by the Wheatbelt Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). 

For more information please call the Wheatbelt Development Commission on 9622 7222 or 0429 118 121 or email royaltiesforregions@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au.

Applications for Round 3 closed on 7 July 2020.

The following documents will assist with future applications. 

To assist in the preparation of RED applications, the Regional Development Commissions have developed a series of videos designed to clarify the application process. Click here to view the videos...

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Wheatbelt Development Commission on 9622 7222 to discuss their project.

To discuss the Local Content outcomes to be achieved with your project, please contact Megan Creagh, Local Content Adviser on 9690 2286 or email local.content@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au.

If you need assistance with access/lodging the application on SmartyGrants, please contact Kristen Twine on 0417 147 424 or Elise Woods on 0407 196 952.

Information on previous funding rounds.

Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019.

Congratulations to the 8 project recipients sharing in $690,000 grant funding.

Proponent

Project

RED Grant Funding Amount

Bruce Rock Engineering (DBK Enterprise Pty Ltd)

Bruce Rock Engineering Workshop - Construction of a new workshop to streamline manufacturing operations and expand the capacity to meet the growing demand for trailers and dollys in the region.

$150,000

Rowles Agriculture Company

WA Craft Malt - to support the construction of processing facilities for a new Wheatbelt enterprise. WA Craft Malt to produce a variety of heritage malt for the Western Australian craft brewing and distilling industries using locally grown barley.

$100,000

Kochii Oil Mallee Equipment

Mature tree harvesting and production - to purchase and develop equipment for a second processing unit to harvest mature Mallee trees to produce Eucalyptus oil.

$100,000

Jurien Bay Chamber of Commerce

Turquoise Way Path - Hill River Crossing - towards construction of a bridge to extend the Turquoise Way Path across Hill River, boosting sports tourism in Jurien Bay and Cervantes, and providing opportunities for new business ventures such as bike hire and repair. The current path stretches 14.2km along the coast from the Jurien Bay Marina to the Hill River Mouth and is used mainly for bike riding, walking, running and skating.

$100,000

Great Southern Seed Works (Johnson Family Trust)

Enhanced small seed and poultry feed ration production - to purchase and install equipment to enable the production of new bagged stock and poultry feed products and processing of new grains such as millet, sunflower seed, linseed and red panicum creating a niche value-added market.

$90,000

Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management

Wheatbelt Seed Solutions - to support the Noongar Budjar Rangers to build capacity of the team to collect, treat and store native seed for revegetation projects including farmer, carbon, local government and community groups, with the long-term goal of developing an independent community run enterprise.

$75,000

CaterNet Pty Ltd T/A Stumpy’s Roadhouse

Development of packaged dry goods processing facility - to assist in the establishment of a processing plant at Brookton to manufacture innovative, healthy, fun and convenient packed dry food mixes that utilise fruit, vegetables and grains products produced in the Wheatbelt.

$50,000

Marvick Native Farms (Mogumber Dirt Pty Ltd)

Australian native food and botanical planting material project for the Wheatbelt and WA - to develop facilities for the production of Australian native food and botanical planting material specifically for commercial production of fruit, vegetables and botanicals in the Wheatbelt and other areas of WA.

$25,000

Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018

Congratulations to the 8 project recipients sharing in nearly $700,000 grant funding. 

Applicant

Project Title

Funding approved

(ex GST)

Gravity Discovery Centre

Yokalaring, Mia Mia Accommodation

$190,000

Misty Ridge Plant Farm

Inland Desalination For Sustainable Water Reuse

$42,990

Murdoch University

Skills Development In Regional WA Through The FIRST Robotic Competition

$53,000

Northern Valleys Locavore

Northern Valleys Locavore Store Online Platform

$25,000

Avon Valley Beef

Lamb Value Add Chain

$190,000

Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt

Online Booking, Sales and Database Platform For Noongar Enterprises

$28,000

Shire of Koorda

Lead Consultant Project Coordinator Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Route

$100,000

Wheatbelt Business Network

Supporting The Wheatbelt Innovation Ecosystem – Innovation Gardening Program

$60,000

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