Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund - successful recipients

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Applications are now open for the current Value Add Investment Grants

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund (VAAIAF), supported by State Government investment through the Royalties for Regions program, is designed to support investment in new projects or expansion opportunities by value adding agribusinesses.

The Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund aims to create jobs and drive productivity and capability of this growing industry sector in regional Western Australia.

VAAIAF round two – recipients

The round two recipients announced by the WA Government include:

Table 1 VAAIAF R2 Capital Expenditure - successful recipients

Organisation

Brief project description

Region

Grant (ex-co-contribution)

Yanchep Springs

Expansion and modernisation of blueberry packing facility

Wheatbelt

$300 000

Honey Earth Produce

Construction and fit-out of honey processing and packaging facility

Great Southern

$83 376

Handasyde Strawberries

Freeze dried fruit packaging facility

Great Southern

$47 069

Seafresh Holdings Pty Ltd

Value add processing Shark Bay Fish Factory - Denham

Gascoyne

$127 500

Aphotic Aleworks Pty Ltd

Brewery expansion

Goldfields Esperance

$112 230

Kochii Eucalyptus Oil Pty Ltd

Kalannie Biomass Pyrolysis project - turning waste streams into revenue

Wheatbelt

$300 000

Karranga Station Pty Ltd

Margaret River industrial hemp processing facility

South West

$300 000

Green Oil Co Pty Ltd

Expansion of canola oil processing plant

Wheatbelt

$300 000

Cowaramup Brewing Company

Investment in canning line and fermenting tank infrastructure for increased production

South West

$72 530

Blind Corner Pty LTD

Bottling line and cellar door investment project

South West

$278 973

NewLeaf Orchards

Increasing processing capacity and entering new product markets

South West

$150 000

Margaret River Muesli Company Pty Ltd

Investment in increasing processing capacity and packaging machinery

South West

$127 600

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Pty Ltd

Expansion of production capacity to meet export market demand

South West

$210 000

Black Barley Australia

Installation of optical sorting technology

Wheatbelt

$56 359

Milne Agrigroup Pty Ltd

Abattoir expansion to produce export-quality chicken feet

Great Southern

$200 000

MidWest Beef Processors

Expansion for value-added processing of beef tripe and hocks

Wheatbelt

$300 000

Western Meat Processors

Abattoir expansion

South West

$300 000

Kimberley Meat Company Pty Ltd

Expanding production line freezing capability to increase boxed beef volumes

Kimberley

$300 000

Little Green Pharma Ltd

Development of an advanced value-add GMP facility for medicinal cannabis products

South West

$300 000

Some projects are subject to regulatory approvals

Table 2  VAAIAF R2 De-risking Investment - successful recipients

Organisation

Brief project description

Region

Grant (ex-co-contribution)

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Pty Ltd

Feasibility study of additional forms of value-adding

Kimberley

$20 000

Ord River District Cooperative Limited

'De-risking the Ord Cotton Gin' - an industry-led project

Kimberley

$100 000

Wide Open Agriculture Ltd

Site feasibility of oat milk processing facility in regional WA

Wheatbelt

$20 000

Table 3  VAAIAF R2 Agrifood Technology Investment Fund - successful recipients

Organisation

Brief project description

Region

Grant (ex-co-contribution)

Moora Citrus Pty Ltd

Installation of water measurement and monitoring technology for citrus trees

Wheatbelt

$80 000

Kyarran Farming Co

Non-chemical weed management using seed mill technology

Goldfields Esperance

$24 750

Derby Industries Pty Ltd

Production line upgrades through installation of ultrasonic carcasse grading

Wheatbelt

$100 000

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Contact information

Susan Hall
Peter May

Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund - successful recipients