Grants spur growth opportunity for regional agrifood businesses

The WA Government will provide $4.2 million to support an array of value-adding opportunities for regional food and beverage businesses that will grow jobs across the State.

Twenty-four food and beverage manufacturers and value-add processors across the State have been announced today as successful recipients under the Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund’s second funding round.

The grants will support regional expansion, diversification, de-risking and technology investment activities, from the South Coast to the Kimberley.

Projects range from new honey processing and packaging equipment in the Great Southern to the expansion of a canola oil plant in the Wheatbelt and seafood processing improvements at Denham.

The grants are expected to generate a co-investment of $9.9 million and create an estimated 150 jobs in the regions.

A full list of grant recipients is available at http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/VAAIAFrecipients

Source: WA Government