Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan
Western Australia Minister for Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly
Grants Driving New Industries In The Great Southern
Victor P Taffa
- Great Southern and South Coast to benefit from latest Regional New Industries Fund grants
- Grants to leverage $1.28 Million towards jobs growth and business development in the regions.
Albany-based grower group Stirlings to Coast Farmers is among three of the latest recipients of Regional New Industries Fund grants from the McGowan Government to advance industry innovation and business opportunities.
Stirlings to Coast will receive a $225,000 grant towards trialling a digital supply chain logistics model to identify provenance and provide traceability of frozen Western Australian lamb products.
“Stirlings to Coast Food Agility project could be a game-changer in the meat industry, streamlining procurement, distribution and marketing of high-grade Western Australian lamb to improve supply chain efficiency, traceability and communication between customers, processors and suppliers.” Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan said.
Investment will help Western Australia sheep producers cultivate alternative markets for boxed meat and capture new export customers by providing surety about the quality and origin of product.
“Latest recipients of Regional New Industries Fund grants typify the diverse range of businesses that have benefited from this investment, providing the boost required to get business innovations and opportunities off the ground.” Minister for Innovation and ICT Dave Kelly said.
Kojonup-based grower group Southern Dirt received a $100,000 grant towards an investment strategy and agronomic package to establish a flax industry in Western Australia.
“This funding for the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence will help to boost the skills in our local tourism industry, driving more visitors to Albany and creating a better visitor experience.” Albany MLA Peter Watson said.
Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence in Albany was allocated $77,831 towards an initiative to upskill and mentor tourism businesses in the lower Great Southern.