Peel region projects receive $600k funding

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Seven projects across the Peel region will share in over $600,000 through the State Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants.

The Pinjarra Bakery will receive $100,000 to upgrade its distribution centre and equipment and to support its recent fourth store opening. 

The Shire of Murray will use its $150,000 to complete a fit-out of the Dwellingup Trails and Visitor Centre, while Visit Mandurah has been allocated $139,100 to create a digital tourism hub and develop a walking tour and visit Mandurah ambassador program.

New interactive touchscreen visitor centre kiosks will be installed across the Mandurah tourism precinct for visitors to discover the city, while the walking trail and ambassador program will tell the stories of the people, places and produce across the region.

C-Wise will allocate their $100,000 to building and trialling specialised enclosures to receive, decontaminate, blend and process organic waste from the Peel region to produce higher performance compost products in less time, using less space.

Premier Mark McGowan said the RED Grants program supports local, job creating projects across regional cities and towns.

“Projects to attract more visitors to the Peel region will provide wider economic and community benefits to support other local businesses such as cafés, restaurants, accommodation providers and tour operators," Premier McGowan said.

“We look forward to seeing Pinjarra Bakery pies in stores around the State, helping to create local jobs on the ground in Pinjarra.”

Successful RED Grants projects for the Peel region:

Applicant

Project

Funding

Shire of Murray

 

To 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 Mandurah

 

To 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 Bakery

 

To 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-Wise

To build and trial specialised enclosures to receive, decontaminate, blend and process organic waste from the Peel region.

$100,000

Southern Dirt Inc

 

Through 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 Company

To 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 Australia

 

To 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

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