Eleven RED grants boost manufacturing, tourism

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Initiatives in agricultural machinery, boatbuilding and processing are among 11 successful applicants for Regional Economic Development (RED) grants announced recently by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan. The recipients will share $911,634 in funding and are set to deliver more than $4 million in total project value.

Minister MacTiernan announced the successful applicants on Friday 9 October and said the projects, administered through the GSDC, were anticipated to support more than 200 jobs in the next three to five years.

Gnowangerup transport equipment manufacturer Duraquip was allocated $160,000 to support diversification into manufacturing a new seeding bar. The initiative is expected to generate 12 new positions in the next year.

Albany’s Westerberg Aluminium Boats will expand its product range with the help of an advanced computer numerical control router, supported by a $93,808 grant. The company will offer training opportunities in partnership with South Regional TAFE.

A microbrewery and restaurant will be established at Emu Point by Dune Brewing Company, supported by a $150,000 RED grant. The family-friendly facility will incorporate a nature walk featuring Menang Noongar history and culture.

Full details of the third round announcement are on the GSDC’s RED grants page.

Photo: Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan with some of the recipients of third-round RED grants.

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