Minister MacTiernan has announced RED Grants round 2 successful projects

February 17, 2020 at 11:21 AM

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Minister for Regional Development, Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC has announced the successful projects to receive funding through the Regional Economic Development Grants, at the newly opened Dome Café in Northam on 14 February.

Wheatbelt projects in manufacturing, agriculture and tourism that drive jobs in the region will share in $690,000 through Round 2 of the RED Grants as part of the McGowan Government's $28.8 million funding commitment over five years to stimulate regional economies. 

To read the media release click here.

For more information on RED Grants click here.

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

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