Value Add Investment Grants growing WA businesses

  • McGowan Government Value Add Investment Grants driving agrifood and beverage sector growth and jobs for Western Australia
  • Capital investment spurs business expansion, diversification and resilience

Ten dynamic Western Australian agrifood and beverage processing businesses will share in $6.3 million from Round Two of the McGowan Government's Value Add Investment Grants to grow their operations.

The State's contribution will attract more than $60 million in investment from the successful regional and metropolitan businesses to drive business growth, diversification, resilience and employment.

Projects include expanding pork, poultry and smallgoods processing, converting crop waste to stock feed, enhancing supplies and range of food ingredients, increasing vegetable processing output, and upgrading wine and brewery facilities.

The funding enables WA food and beverage processors and manufacturers to overcome supply chain challenges, reduce reliance on imported and interstate processed products, and capture value adding opportunities.

This program is delivering results, with Round One recipients investing $142 million in the sector, creating an estimated 600 new jobs since 2021.

Independent modelling shows this investment produced an additional $692 million in revenue for recipients, generating direct benefits to the WA economy.

The program's feasibility funding stream remains open for applications, with grants of between $30,000 and $200,000 to lay the groundwork for business expansion, diversification and growth.

Feasibility grants can be used for technical consultants, accounting, legal and other professional services, architects, planners, designers, valuers and property services or market analyst reports, as well as facilitating regulatory approvals and licences.  

For a list of capital investment grant recipients and more information on Value Add Investment Grants visit Feasibility stream applications can be made at any time until 30 June 2024.

As stated by Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis:

"This important initiative is assisting our food and beverage industry to grow and thrive, as it pivots in response to supply chain disruptions and market challenges in recent years.

"I am excited by the new projects which will expand and diversify these businesses, especially those improving their sustainability to satisfy environmental, social and customer expectations.

"This valuable grants program is supporting businesses to pursue goals and aspirations with confidence, creating jobs and flow-on benefits throughout the supply chain, and helping to diversify the WA economy."

Ministers Office: 6552 6200

Value Add Investment Grants - Round Two recipients

Good Drinks AustraliaInstall two additional fermentation tanks to expand production capacity.$750,000

Stella Bella Wines

Plant and equipment upgrade to increase production capacity for small batch premium wines.$750,000

Dardanup Butchering Unit Trust

Site preparation and processing machinery installation for a new pork floor.$750,000

DCB Australia

Upgrade solar power system and technologies to amalgamate two smallgoods factory locations.$750,000
Newco MillsEstablish stockfeed grain mill to produce stockfeed for WA livestock and animal industries.$750,000

Milne Agrigroup

Created dedicated production areas and lines for poultry and port processing.$525,000
Magnum EssenceEnlarge storage and packing rooms, install new equipment and solar panels to expand food ingredient supplies and range.$428,631

Homestyle Vegetable Processors

Implement an automated processing line to increase processing output.$603,796
The British Sausage, Ham and Bacon CompanyInstall a new production facility to expand small goods output.$750,000

D. Trandos & Sons

Install capital equipment to convert crop waste into a high value, high quality cattle feed.$262,039
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