"The Regional Economic Development Grants Scheme will support projects that make a real contribution to local communities, with a quick lead time to spark immediate economic activity in each region."
Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development

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Regional Economic Development grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

The grants support individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

The State Government has allocated $22 million over four years to the RED Grants program, administered by the nine Regional Development Commissions, providing $690,455 to the Pilbara regional in the first round of funding.

Round One Successful Projects:

Tabba Tabba Pty Ltd - Pilbara Tours 4WD Bus - $150,000

Marnda Advanced Coatings Pty Ltd - Feasibility study for Marnda Galvanising Facility - $50,000

North West Brewing Company Pty Ltd - North West Brewing Company - $185,000

The Cove Holiday Village - Point Samson Adventure Rentals - $60,000

Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation - Yindjibarndi Interactive Media Cultural Awareness Training - $50,000

City of Karratha - Seven Mile Landfill Composting Trial - $100,000

Association for Sustainability in Business Incorporated - Developing Northern Australia Conference 2019 - $45,455

Pilbara Solar Pty Ltd - Building Solar Capacity for Remote Indigenous Communities - $50,000

Applications for round two will be open later in 2019.

Each Regional Development Commission will manage the grant round process for their region, and will provide advice to applicants during the application process. Eligible applicants can apply for RED Grant funding of up to $250,000 for individual projects.

Regional priorities

RED grants aim to support the Pilbara’s regional development priorities of economic diversification or value-adding to current industries, including:

  • logistics, engineering and supply chains
  • innovation and advanced technology
  • agriculture and aquaculture
  • renewable energy
  • tourism

Projects that do not meet the above priority areas will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate an economic diversification and employment growth outcome. Projects that seek to lower the cost of doing business in the Pilbara will also be considered for funding.

For more information contact the Pilbara Development Commission on (08) 6551 7500 or email grants@pdc.wa.gov.au

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