Grants for Asian Market Export – awarded projects

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Round 1 & 2 - grant information:

  • a total investment of $3 million over two rounds was available
  • individual grants were between $20 000 - $200 000
  • applicants required an in-market partner, and to provide 25% co-contribution (cash and in-kind)
  • only businesses that are exporting goods and services related to food and beverages produced or manufactured in Western Australia were eligible to apply
  • applicants were able to be eligible over both rounds of grants.

Round 2 – awarded projects

Table 2 Grants for Asian Market Export Round 2 – awarded projects


Project title

Project description

Grant (ex. co-contribution)

Fresh Produce Alliance
Pty Ltd

Development of nutrient RTE rich aged care foods including low GI for Asian markets

Fresh Produce Alliance Pty Ltd (FPA) will develop and commercialise a nutritious, ready to eat (RTE) product range for the aged-care market in Asia. The development of this high-value differentiated product range, will bring innovation, skills and employment into the regions.

$200 000

Pardoo Beef Corporation

Grant for Asian Marketing Plan Development

Pardoo Beef Corporation (PBC) will develop a full marketing plan for exporting quality Pardoo Wagyu beef from the Pilbara to niche Asian markets. This project will significantly progress the goal of developing a high-value, export focused Western Australian Wagyu beef production system.

$200 000

Tosum Pty Ltd

Quality Guarantee

This project seeks to upgrade facilities that will enable Tosum to guarantee premium quality and sweetness of fruit for year round supply to export customers.  This will enable Tosum to increase its international competitiveness, leading to bigger and better supply contracts and creating more jobs in regional WA.

$200 000

Harvey Industries Group Pty Ltd

Asian Export of Case Ready Lamb Products

The project will leverage Harvey Beef's brand created by its retail beef range, to develop a WA branded lamb finished product for high-end Asian markets. Harvey Beef intends to collaborate with WA lamb producers and primary processors in this project, resulting in increased value across the lamb supply chain.

$100 000

Geraldton Fishermen’s Cooperative

Premium Brolos Lobster for Premium China Markets

Geraldton Fishermen’s Cooperative (GFC) is launching a ‘business to consumer’ live lobster supply chain in China. This project will develop strategic marketing activities to establish Western Rock Lobster as a premium lobster product, which will ultimately unlock increased value of this product for WA rock lobster fisherman.

$200 000

Avena Mills Pty Ltd

Avena Mills Export Market Development Plan

This project will be a fundamental step in transforming Avena Mills from a hulled oats and bird seed processor into a rolled-oats processor and exporter into premium Asian markets. This successful transformation will raise the confidence in value-adding opportunities in a traditionally commodity focused industry and increase employment in the regions.

$173 822

Future Fields Pty Ltd (Bannister Downs Dairy)

Development of Premium South West Fresh Milk Exports for Asian Markets

This project will see Bannister Downs Dairy (BDD) develop a real-time, web-based quality assurance platform to increase customer confidence and ensure its products meets stringent export standards of premium Asian markets. This will enable BDD to become a leading WA exporter of premium fresh milk product. The creation of sustainable export markets will lead to an expansion in production capacity, and provide new business and job opportunities in the South-West.

$200 000

Ocean Grown Abalone
Pty Ltd

Delivering Ocean Ranched Premium Quality Greenlip Abalone to the Chinese Market

This project plans to support Ocean Grown Abalone (OGA) to diversify its product offering by implementing live export and processing technology, and market development activities in premium Asian markets. This will result in an increased demand for, and value in, OGA’s ocean ranched premium Greenlip Abalone products.

$200 000

Contact information

Asian Market Success
+61 (0)8 9368 3365