Regional Economic Development grants
The second round of successful RED grants for the Great Southern was announced on Wednesday 15 January by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan. Eight Great Southern projects were funded, sharing a total of $797,995 of State Government funding and leveraging almost $2.4 million in total project value.
|Shire of Cranbrook||Frankland River Accommodation Project||$150,000|
|West Coast Analytical Services||New laboratory||$150,000|
|South Coast Natural Resource Management||Seeding Great Southern Noongar Enterprises||$149,860|
|Woodlands Distillery||Development of a micro-distillery||$98,660|
|Dellendale Creamery||Construction of a ripening cellar for cheese||$76,177|
|Albany Seafoods||Factory extension and restoration||$75,000|
|Monty’s Leap Winery||Monty’s Leap Winery Rustic Wedding Venue project||$51,150|
|Himac Attachments||Manufacturing digital infrastructure||$47,148|
The Regional Economic Development (RED) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.
It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA.
Delivered locally by the State's nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.
The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives, local marketing and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.
Applications for funding are currently closed. To be notified of future funding rounds for RED grants, please contact us.
Applications are assessed on a competitive basis within the region, including their alignment with the Great Southern’s regional priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcome. The GSDC’s priorities for the region are:
- Grow our economy
- Enhance regional living standards
- Value our communities.
- RED grants drive manufacturing, tourism in Great Southern
- More than $700,000 for Great Southern regional economic development
Recipients of grants in Round One of the RED grants were announced in March 2019. The successful projects shared more than $700,000 in funding:
|Alzheimer’s Australia WA||Dementia specialist respite cottage||$200,000|
|National Trust of Australia||Visitor accessibility and amenity at the Old Farm Strawberry Hill||$191,964|
|City of Albany||Albany Town Hall redevelopment||$100,000|
|Gondwana Link||Working with biodiversity and cultural values to stimulate inland economies and communities in the Great Southern||$84,212|
|Albany Hospice||Store and studio to recycle, up-cycle and design||$39,068|
|Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup||Auspice Great Southern Treasures in tourism enabling and capacity building||$37,382|
|Shire of Katanning||Tourism attraction and development||$35,960|
|Great Southern Tourism Events||Taste Great Southern 2019||$25,000|
|Sustain: The Australian Food Network||Food for Thought Festival||$10,000|
For more GSDC funding activities, visit the Local Projects Local Jobs page.