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Mid-West projects to receive more than $750,000 in grant funding

16 Apr 2019 4:21 PM - Eight Mid-West projects to receive more than $750,000 in Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants
RED Grants Round 1 recipients

More than $750,000 in grant funding for the Mid West region was announced today through the State Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

The projects receiving funding will help to drive new tourism experiences and agricultural opportunities.

Among the recipients are Abrolhos Island Oysters and Australian Pearling Company, who will receive $250,000 to assist with water and nutrient monitoring at the Abrolhos Islands site in order to obtain accreditation and classification as a harvest area for human consumption.

Rock oyster aquaculture is new in WA and this project provides the opportunity to explore potential growth and share learnings with other growers to help build the industry.

Dongara-based distillery Illegal Tender Run Co will receive a grant of $137,000 to expand operations and help make Dongara a food and beverage tourism destination.

The company aims to more than double its production, increase venue capacity and provide local employment opportunities. The distillery will also explore future opportunities to develop ‘ready to drink’ products for China.

Full media statement: Mid-West projects to receive more than $750,000 in grant funding