Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan
Round 2 RED Grants Now Open
Victor P Taffa
- Applications for round 2 of the Regional Economic Development Grants program now open
- McGowan Government investing $28.8 Million in regional community-driven projects set to create jobs and drive economic growth
McGowan Government is continuing its investment in community-driven projects to create jobs and boost economic growth across regional Western Australia, today opening round 2 of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.
“McGowan Government is committed to investing in our regions to create sustainable communities where people enjoy to live and work.” Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan said.
“RED Grants program has been invaluable in supporting a diverse range of projects across our regions: from Kakadu plum and hemp development in the north, to new tourism initiatives and expansion of aquaculture facilities in the south.”
State Government has committed $28.8 Million over 5 years towards the RED Grants program for projects that will directly benefit regional communities.
Round 1 investment totalled $6.38 Million in 70 projects for initiatives including tourism expansion, Aboriginal training, new industry development and agricultural diversification.
Up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment in industry diversification.
Applications for round 2 are now open and close on 13 September, 2019.