RED Grants Round 2

The second round of successful Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants were announced 9 December 2019 for the Peel region by the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan. Seven projects in the Peel region were funded sharing in a total of $618,960.

The projects include;

 

ApplicantProjectFunding
Shire of MurrayTo complete a state-of-the-art technology fit-out of the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, making it a State and potentially nationally acclaimed iconic trails and tourism centre promoting Dwellingup and the greater Shire of Murray and Peel region.$150,000
Visit MandurahTo create a digital tourism hub in the Mandurah tourism precinct, and develop a walking tour and visit Mandurah ambassador program to tell the stories of the people, places and produce across the region.$139,100
Pinjarra BakeryTo upgrade its distribution centre and equipment to improve efficiency and production capacity to take advantage of increasing wholesale market opportunities and to support its recently opened fourth store.$100,000
C-WiseTo build and trial specialised enclosures to receive, decontaminate, blend and process organic waste from the Peel region.$100,000
Southern Dirt IncThrough the Peel Growers Hub, to provide networking activities and deliver three pilot projects looking at opportunities within the premium beef supply chain, the future food conference and a protected cropping pilot – to support farmers to maintain and build profitable farm businesses in the Peel region.$65,000
Cape Bouvard Brewing CompanyTo upgrade the existing facility’s brewing equipment to increase production capacity by at least 400 per cent and to introduce aluminium bottles to reduce the environmental footprint of the company as well as giving the company a distinct market edge. The facility will also be available as a common user facility for other beverage producers to bottle into aluminium bottles.$49,860
Grubs Up AustraliaTo take part in a 16-week international research and development study tour in 2020 in collaboration with Nuffield Farming Scholars. The international research and development tour will increase Grubs Up’s capacity to commercialise insect farming within the Peel region, gain insights into best practice, build international relationships for future business partnerships, and create local employment and sustainable farming opportunities.$15,000

Read the Ministerial Announcement here.