Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Peel RED Grants diversifying regional economies

    14/12/2021 11:05 AM
    • Six Peel projects share $780,000 in Regional Economic Development (RED) Grant funding
    • McGowan Government's RED Grants creating jobs and diversifying economies across regional WA

    Six Peel region businesses will receive almost $800,000 towards projects that create local jobs and support the local economy under round four of the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants.


    The RED Grants program is a McGowan Government initiative investing $40.8 million over seven years in locally-driven projects to stimulate economic growth in the regions.


    Round four of the Peel RED Grants will deliver $780,000 to six projects building on the region's strengths in agrifood and beverage development and manufacturing.


    Caravan King will use a $160,000 grant to expand its workshop, allowing the business to meet supercharged demand for caravan maintenance and repairs in the Peel.


    Spinifex Brewery will receive $150,000 to increase its packaged beer sales in the Australian domestic market and export the "Taste of Australia" range by installing a canning line in the Spinifex production brewery within the WA Food Innovation Precinct.


    A $170,000 grant will support Eden Towers to establish an Australian-first solar-powered vertical farm in the Peel Business Park as part of its Growing Bush Foods program, which aims to establish new product segments in a growing bush food market. 


    Smartstream Technology's $120,000 grant will help fund the procurement, installation and commissioning of a rotomoulding machine, allowing the company to expand and meet demand for its waste and stormwater products used by the civil and industrial industries.


    Chaff City's expansion will be backed by a $90,000 grant for equipment to semi-automate the mixing and packaging processes for their muesli and grain mix production.


    Hunsa Smallgoods will receive $90,000 towards new equipment, including a vacuum fill and portion system, to increase its capacity to service its increasing export contracts.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "RED Grant funding is helping regional communities embrace new and exciting business, job and training opportunities.


    "Our latest round of REDs will help these existing Peel businesses take their operations to the next level, driving new opportunities in manufacturing and agriculture across the region.  


    "Caravan King's expansion will help the business to meet the massive escalating demand for caravan maintenance and repairs, support 10 new full-time jobs on the ground in the region.


    "Our Government is committed to supporting regional local business and creating the diversity of jobs needed to help our regions meet their full potential."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200


    Successful Round 3 RED Grant recipients - Peel


    Grant  Applicant Project DescriptionGrant Amount
    Caravan KingDesign and construct new production facility to service demands within the Peel for caravan and motorhome maintenance, repair and upgrade. The company has long-term plans to manufacture caravans from its site, this expansion is a stepping stone towards that ambition.$160,000
    Spinifex Brewing CoSpinifex Brewing Co will establish a production brewery within the WA Food Innovation Precinct. The purpose of the grant is to purchase and install a canning line within the Spinifex production brewery. The canning line is essential equipment to enable Spinifex to package beer for sale into the Australian domestic market and to export the "Taste of Australia" range. $150,000
    Eden TowersEstablish a solar-powered vertical farm in the Peel Business Park (a first for Australia) with significant benefits to the Growing Bush Foods program and other product development/growing opportunities. The Growing Bush Foods project will explore the over 6,000 different varieties of bush foods and see which of these grow best in a vertical farm environment. Once the right crops are selected, they will be developed into commercial products either through direct sales for edible products, downstream processing for commercial uses, support reforestation or explore other uses. The ultimate goal being the establishment of new/different product segment into a growing bush food market. $170,000
    Smartstream TechnologyProcure, install and operate a second, larger rotomoulding machine to keep up with current and future demand for the innovative in-house scientifically developed sewer/wastewater and stormwater product range for use by the civil and industrial industries. $120,000
    Chaff CityPurchase and installation of equipment to semi automate mixing and packaging processes for muesli and grain mixes produced by Chaff City. These improvements will ultimately result in Chaff City being able to expand further into the Australian market and export its products internationally. $90,000
    Hunsa SmallgoodsInstall new equipment including a vacuum fill and portion system enabling an increase in manufacturing capacity and triple the speed to manage an increase in export contracts. $90,000