Peel region businesses share in $1 million State government funding

Drakesbrook Wine’s Pty Ltd received $150,000 for the construction of the 'Peel Parrot Sanctuary'. PIC: Facebook

Eleven businesses throughout the Peel region will share in $1.03 million of State government funding in a bid to support business growth and create more job opportunities.

Round three of the Regional Economic Development (RED) grants saw The Fredricks Corporation Pty Ltd receive $170,000 towards the upgrade of the Jarrahfall Bushcamp accommodation, dining and activity facilities.

Community Recycling WA is receiving $120,000 to establish a mobile recycling deposit scheme for Boddington, Waroona, Pinjarra and Serpentine-Jarrahdale which is set to create 20 new jobs by the end of 2020 to deliver the program.

Prime Meat Co Pty Ltd will use its $120,000 grant to upgrade the hot water system as part of the recommissioning of the Waroona abattoir.

Once the abattoir commences operations it will create up to 350 new jobs at full operating capacity.

Kanyana Engineering Pty Ltd will invest $100,000 to purchase new high tech fabrication equipment to increase production to service businesses otherwise seeking overseas manufacturing services and facilitate growth opportunities in the mining and rail sectors.

Little Stiller Mandurah’s $80,000 grant will provide opportunity to develop a boutique tavern with a fully operational gin distillery within Mandurah central, creating local jobs as well as a tourism and hospitality attraction.

The reshaping of the business will provide local job and training opportunities across a number of areas including distillery operations and practices, mixology, food and beverage service and venue and event management.

“RED grant funding is helping regional communities move forward from the challenges presented in 2020 onto new and exciting business, job and training opportunities," Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said.

“The Peel region is home to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and the 11 projects funded through this round of the RED grants reflect this diversity."

Successful Round 3 RED Grant recipients - Peel

Grant Applicant

Project Description

Grant Amount

Fredricks Corporation Pty Ltd

Upgrade the Jarrahfall Bushcamp accommodation, mess hall and activity centre to increase visitor capacity and enable diversification of target markets driving tourism visitation to the Dwellingup area.

$170,000

Drakesbrook Wines Pty Ltd

Peel Parrot Sanctuary development - construction of an aviary complex and auxiliary buildings to expand the tourist offering at Drakesbrook Fine Wine’s winery and cellar door.

$150,000

Community Recycling WA Inc

Establish the Peel Mobile Recycling container deposit scheme to service Boddington, Waroona, Pinjarra and Serpentine-Jarrahdale and build permanent depot points at Pinjarra and Serpentine-Jarrahdale. This project creates sustainable jobs and returns profits to the community through social enterprise development.

$120,000

Prime Meat Co Pty Ltd

Upgrade the hot water system as part of the recommissioning of the Waroona abattoir creating jobs and economic benefit for the region in a priority industry sector.

$120,000

Kanyana Engineering Pty Ltd

Purchase new high tech fabrication machinery to increase supply and production capability enabling competiveness for a local company in mining and rail supply and creating local jobs.

$100,000

Miami Bakehouse

Expand the capacity of the Miami Bakehouse by adding mobile bakery capability to service events, festivals, night markets, industrial and business office areas resulting in jobs growth and increased export of food products from the region.

$90,000

Little Stiller Mandurah

Development of a boutique tavern with fully operational gin distillery within Mandurah central, creating jobs as well as a tourism attraction.

$80,000

Jarrahdale Equestrian

Jarrahdale Equestrian Arena Upgrade will include the construction of an all-weather shed structure, stables, and viewing platform enabling the arena to be used in all weather conditions and in the evening enabling the business to increase productivity and offer a high quality tourism product

$80,000

Mandurah Cruises

The Mandjar Bay Beach Activity Activation will provide a unique experience to visitors through the purchase of water bikes and a mobile mooring pontoon. It is part of Mandurah Cruises post COVID strategy to broaden services offered beyond boat tours through providing a new, complementary tourism product.

$60,000

Groundswell Drive Thru Pty Ltd

Establish a bean to bar chocolate industry in Mandurah through the purchase of equipment required to wood-fire roast coffee beans into nibs to supply to local chocolate makers. This project supports the region’s goals for growth in both the food production and tourism sectors.

$33,000

Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance Inc

Supporting the establishment of the SJ Farmers’ Market through the purchase of a mobile cool room trailer for use at the market and the development of website to promote online ordering. This regular event will attract visitation to the area and enable local farmers and food producers to supply fresh produce to consumers.

$30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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