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Round 6

Round 6: Opened 5 May 2023 and closed 30 June 2023. Total funding allocated $606,046.

Applicant Project Funding
Dongara Marine Pty Ltd Enhanced Lifting Capability Project $249,890
Abrolhos Island Oysters Pty Ltd Project Oyster – Creating an Entirely New Industry for WA in the Heart of the Mid West $214,645
Illegal Tender Rum Co Sustainable Harvest: Transforming Fruit Waste into Beverages and Building a Thriving Marketplace $141,510

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Round 6: Opened 5 May 2023 and closed 30 June 2023. Total funding allocated $606,046.

Applicant Project Funding
Dongara Marine Pty Ltd Enhanced Lifting Capability Project $249,890
Abrolhos Island Oysters Pty Ltd Project Oyster – Creating an Entirely New Industry for WA in the Heart of the Mid West $214,645
Illegal Tender Rum Co Sustainable Harvest: Transforming Fruit Waste into Beverages and Building a Thriving Marketplace $141,510

Round 5: Opened 22 June 2022 and closed 24 August 2022. Total funding allocated $642,763.

Applicant Project Funding
The Trustee for Margland Unit Trust Welcome to Gero project $250,000
A & MA Heelan Perenjori Short Stay Accommodation Upgrade $160,000
Shire of Mingenew Extension and upgrade of Mingenew Education and Child Care Centre  $150,000
Shire of Cue Establishment of Cue Cafe Kitchen $82,763

Round 4: Opened 27 August 2021 and closed 21 October 2021. Total funding allocated $724,117.

Applicant Project Funding
Fenix Newhaul Pty Ltd World-leading simulator technology to enhance the road train driver learning experience. $250,000
Wajarri Yamaji Aboriginal Corporation To conduct tours from Cue to Walga Rock and the Wilgie Mia Ochre Mine. The project will support the development of a stand-alone Aboriginal owned and managed business which will provide employment, training and skills development for local Aboriginal people, initially employing one part-time tour manager and up to four part-time trainees as required. $216,366
Nufab Industries Pty Ltd Computer Numeric Control High-Definition Plasma Cutting machine for precision cutting of high-grade thick metal plates to make custom parts used in the manufacturing of market-leading farming machinery. $146,700
Rainstar Holdings Pty Ltd T/A Wooleen Station Relocate and refurbish 100-year-old shearer's shed kitchen and transform it into the Wooleen Station Visitors Building to include a merchandise outlet, hospitality service, interpretive space, art gallery and meeting room. $100,000
New Leaf Connect Customised trailer and fit out to enhance the customer experience while on tours, custom trips and experiences in the Mid-West and to allow additional storage space for private transport jobs. $11,051

Round 3: Opened 12 May 2020 and closed 7 July 2020. Total funding allocated $1,040,324.

Applicant Project Funding
Sun City Produce Pty Ltd To transition horticultural production at Sun City Produce farm to full hydroponics by desalinating the scheme water to improve water quality and enable year round production of alternative and new crops, and to target export markets. $230,000
Floros Follies Pty Ltd To update accommodation options available at the Greenhead Caravan Park to attract more visitors to stay in the area. $150,000
McWhite Pty Ltd ATF the McWhite Unit Trust To enable Seaspray Beach Holiday Park in Dongara to connect to the reticulated sewerage scheme, facilitating the next stage of expansion as per the Local Development Plan. $153,910
Shire of Wiluna To develop a culture tourism precinct connected to the Tjukurba Gallery to promote the Indigenous heritage of the area. $132,400
Kutkabubba Aboriginal Corporation To increase sandalwood harvesting capacity by investing in harvesting machinery and operator training, enabling support for local community housing, education and infrastructure. $97,680
The Trustee for the Kempton Trust To expand accommodation options in Kalbarri by adding four glamping luxury tents to the Rainbow Jungle tourist facility. $79,790
Burnt Barrel Pty Ltd ATF the Csepany Family Trust To expand the Burnt Barrel outback food business to include a new enclosed area at the restaurant and a nature based playground, encouraging the family market. $67,340
J&L Hirst Pty Ltd ATF the Hirst Family Trust To install the first heavy vehicle brake tester into the Mid West region to improve road safety and build on heavy vehicle serving capabilities. $66,700
Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Ltd To expand the Food for the Mob On Country Kitchen program to include a mobile meal service and on-site Indigenous catering for tourism and community events using a purpose built food van based in Geraldton. $39,204
Shire of Chapman Valley To install a communications tower at popular wind surfing location, Coronation Beach, providing public wifi, internet and NextG connection capacity to support safety and promote tourism. $23,300

Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019. Total funding allocated $813,121.

Applicant Project Funding
Vision 2020 Property Investment Partnership The Gerald Apartment Hotel Conference Facility - to support the construction of 300-person conference facility in the Geraldton CBD to host regional conferences and support tourism in the region. $250,000
Shire of Cue Heydon Place Industrial Development - for the construction of a new six-unit building in the Shire of Cue industrial area to support industry development and expansion in the region. $135,000
4 Ways Pty Ltd Innovative, integrated renewable water and power supply pilot - for an innovative project testing a dam evaporation and renewable energy system for horticultural production, which has the potential to significantly reduce valuable rainwater losses and support the businesses' production area expansion within two years. Learnings and key findings on water and power savings will be shared with the wider horticultural industry. $111,000
Southerlys Harbour View Bar and Restaurant Southerlys - will install a microbrewery and live lobster tank to build on food and beverage tourism experiences in the Dongara/Port Denison area. $110,000
Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Ltd Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour Tourism Development - for the development of a fisher memorial and pioneers art installation, a shuttle bus to transfer tourists between sites of interest, improvement and upgrade of GFCs live lobster tour presentation room and a new photo nook at the facility. $102,000
Energy Farmers Australia Pty Ltd Develop a market ready small-scale gasifier and establish a bioenergy hub in Mid-West WA - to support innovation in the bioenergy sector to develop and test a prototype gasifier to process organic waste and produce syngas, with a demonstration model produced in 2020. $65,121
City of Greater Geraldton Night laser show at Wind on Water Festival - to provide a new tourism experience and attract additional visitors to the Geraldton area by adding a new night-time water and sensory laser light show to the festival. $40,000

Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018. Total funding allocated $777,835.

Applicant Project Funding
Abrolhos Island Oysters Western Australia Rock Oyster Aquaculture Cluster - Mid West $250,000
Illegal Tender Rum Co Pty Ltd Illegal Tender Rum Co Expansion $137,000
National Trust of Australia (WA) Enhancing the Historic Victoria Hospital and Convict Gaol Precinct $119,000
Shire of Northampton Refurbishment Northampton Old School Buildings $74,935
Dongara Marine Enhanced Manufacturing Capability through CNC $68,500
One L of a Good Feed Catering & Events Renovation and Café Fit Out of the Old Carnamah Church Building $50,000
Chapman Valley Fishing Park Upgrade of Tourism Facilities $50,000
City of Greater Geraldton Mid West Online Events Calendar and Travel Guide $28,400