Local WA business receive mass Government funding

Businesses in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia will share $523,086 to strengthen and diversify local economies under round five of the McGowan Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants.

The McGowan Government’s RED Grants Program is investing $45.8 million over eight years towards local projects across WA’s regions to drive economic development and support regional communities.

Successful projects in round five will diversify the agricultural sector and support the growth of the emerging hydrogen industry in Wheatbelt.

Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said the program continues to provide opportunities for businesses to scale up and diversify.

“This round is a great mix of engineering, agricultural value-add and hospitality projects with a nod to the emerging new hydrogen opportunities,” she said.

As part of the program, Infinite Green Energy Limited will receive $100,000 for a new hydrogen refuelling station and showroom for hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles in Northam, which will showcase the company’s innovative strategy to decarbonise the economy.

Barhyd Pty Ltd from Badgingarra will use its $100,000 grant to expand its heavy machinery servicing business to provide increased locally-based capabilities to the agriculture, mining, renewable energy and eucalyptus oil distilling industries.

Koorian Farming Enterprices will receive $100,000 for its Horticulture Improvement Project at Ginginup, which will see the construction of a new packing shed and a cold storage facility to increase local market share and export market potential of olives, pomegranates and figs.

Northbound Trading will use its $100,000 grant to develop a container-based export facility in Dowerin, supporting a more direct export pathway for locally grown turnips.

Lastly, Merre Granola will use its $20,663 grant f0r new equipment that will increase its production capacity in Merredin for breakfast granola.

Agriculture Region MLC, Darren West, applauded the successful recipients.

“Congratulations to all of the successful recipients with their innovative concepts that are strengthening and diversifying our Wheatbelt economy,” he said.

“This McGowan Government investment will help to create new opportunities for Wheatbelt businesses and jobs within the local economy.”

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