Value Add Investment Grants

Page last updated: Monday, 2 August 2021 - 12:13pm

Funding of $10.2 million has been awarded to 18 agrifood businesses in metropolitan and regional Western Australia, through the Value Add Investment Grants to boost local food and beverage manufacturing and value adding. 

The 18 businesses will receive grants of between $250,000 and $750,000 to support capital expenditure for expanding or relocating value-adding in Western Australia. Businesses are required to match the grant funding dollar-for-dollar.

The grants are a key component of the State Government’s $16.7 million four-year Food and Beverage Fund, which aims to stimulate growth and support economic recovery from COVID-19.

The incentive scheme targets value-adding businesses with high growth potential from across regional and metropolitan Western Australia. It supports businesses looking to invest in new projects or expansion opportunities to build competitiveness and grow their operations.

The funding is expected to generate more than $132 million in private sector investment through applicants’ co-contributions, with an estimated 600 new jobs expected to be created across a range of industries including horticulture, seafood, beverages, meat and livestock and premium food products.

The grants program forms part of broader work by the State Government to drive diversification, regional economic growth and employment by supporting new investment in value-adding, food processing and expansion projects.

First round announced

The first round of recipients was announced on 27 January 2021 with the funding amounts as shown in the table below. The grant recipients match this funding dollar-for-dollar.

Recipient Project Funding

Australian Truffle Traders

West Australian Truffle Collective

$339,600

D Trandos & Sons Pty Ltd

Value added processing of fresh WA corn for local, national and international markets

$265,200

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Pty Ltd

Increase manufacturing capacity to meet demand for new craft brewery products

$350,000

Canon Foods Services Pty Ltd

Manufacturing facility expansion

$750,000

Harvest Road Oceans Pty Ltd

Emu Point Aquaculture Facility

$700,000

Sweeter Banana Co-Operative Ltd

Food processing hub

$270,000

D'Orsogna Limited

State of the art slicing and packing process

$700,000

George Weston Foods Ltd

Mauri Animal Feed Mill Development Project

$700,000

The Tailor Made Spirits Company Limited

Cowaramup Distillery and Venue

$400,000

Oakover Vineyards Pty Ltd

Swan Valley Wine Project

$700,000

Atari Enterprises Trading Company Pty Ltd

Brewery and distillery upgrade

$703,000

Vesco Foods Pty Ltd

Factory expansion to diversify product offering

$700,000

Wafex Pty Ltd

Value add waxflower bouquets

$330,400

Quintis (Australia) Pty Limited

Value add – production line upgrade

$500,000

V&V Walsh

State of the art cold store facility

$700,000

Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd

Expansion and diversification of a value-added seafood processing facility

$700,000

Center West Pty Ltd

Next generation processing facility expansion and upgrade

$700,000

Catalano Seafood Pty Ltd

Expansion and modernisation of value-add seafood processing capability

$700,000

More information

For more information about future grants please contact an Agribusiness Food and Trade team member by phoning +61 (0)8 9368 3853 or emailing aftprograms@dpird.wa.gov.au.