The McGowan Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) grants are helping to stimulate business growth and create more job opportunities in the Peel region.
Eleven projects will share in $1.03 million in Round 3 grants to support business development, increased manufacturing capability and to expand local tourism in the region.
The Fredricks Corporation Pty Ltd will use a $170,000 grant towards the upgrade of the Jarrahfall Bushcamp accommodation, dining and activity facilities to increase capacity to host more school groups, events and training days, creating new local jobs to deliver the services.
Community Recycling WA is receiving $120,000 to establish a mobile recycling deposit scheme for Boddington, Waroona, Pinjarra and Serpentine-Jarrahdale which is set to create 20 new jobs by the end of 2020 to deliver the program. Established as a social enterprise, profits from the scheme will be reinvested back into local community initiatives.
Prime Meat Co Pty Ltd will use its $120,000 grant to upgrade the hot water system as part of the recommissioning of the Waroona abattoir. Once the abattoir commences operations it will create up to 350 new jobs at full operating capacity.
Kanyana Engineering Pty Ltd will invest $100,000 to purchase new high tech fabrication equipment to increase production to service businesses otherwise seeking overseas manufacturing services and facilitate growth opportunities in the mining and rail sectors.
Little Stiller Mandurah’s $80,000 grant will provide opportunity to develop a boutique tavern with fully operational gin distillery within Mandurah central, creating local jobs as well as a tourism and hospitality attraction.
The reshaping of the business will provide local job and training opportunities across a number of areas including distillery operations and practices, mixology, food and beverage service and venue and event management.
The McGowan Government recently committed an additional $5 million to extend the initiative for another year – with a total of $33.8 million directed to RED grants over six years for projects that will directly benefit regional communities.
As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“RED grant funding is helping regional communities move forward from the challenges presented in 2020 onto new and exciting business, job and training opportunities.
“The Peel region is home to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and the 11 projects funded through this round of the RED grants reflect this diversity.
“This latest funding commitment adds to the $1.37 million allocated to 13 Peel projects funded through the previous two rounds of RED grants.
“The State’s nine Regional Development Commissions are on the front line promoting our RED grants and supporting businesses and communities which make our regions places where people want to live, work and wander.”
As stated by Mandurah MLA David Templeman:
“This is a great mix of projects to drive local jobs and industry in the Peel region.
“The McGowan Government’s RED Grant for Kanyana Engineering will help to grow our local manufacturing sector, while the Little Stiller project will provide a new tourism and hospitality offering for locals and visitors.”
As stated by Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:
“The RED Grants are delivering real outcomes for Murray-Wellington and the Peel region.
“The McGowan Government is continuing to invest in tourism in the region through the Jarrahfall Bushcamp project, which will help to drive up visitation to Dwellingup, and expanding the tourism offering at Drakesbrook Fine Wines in Waroona.”