Caravan maker, food and beverage companies among winners of $780,000 WA regional grants

The Western Australian government has announced $780,000 in assistance to companies in the Peel region through round three of the Regional Economic Development grants program.

Six companies were named as RED grant recipients on Tuesday, covering agrifood and beverage development, and other manufacturing. 

Among (see full list reproduced below) them was Mandurah-based Caravan King, which planned to invest in a workshop expansion assisted by its $160,000 grant.

“Caravan King’s expansion will help the business to meet the massive escalating demand for caravan maintenance and repairs, support 10 new full-time jobs on the ground in the region,” said regional development minister Alannah MacTiernan in a statement.

Picture: Caravan King/Facebook

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Successful Round 3 RED Grant recipients – Peel

Grant  Applicant Project Description Grant Amount
Caravan King Design and construct new production facility to service demands within the Peel for caravan and motorhome maintenance, repair and upgrade. The company has long-term plans to manufacture caravans from its site, this expansion is a stepping stone towards that ambition. $160,000
Spinifex Brewing Co Spinifex Brewing Co will establish a production brewery within the WA Food Innovation Precinct. The purpose of the grant is to purchase and install a canning line within the Spinifex production brewery. The canning line is essential equipment to enable Spinifex to package beer for sale into the Australian domestic market and to export the Taste of Australia” range. $150,000
Eden Towers Establish a solar-powered vertical farm in the Peel Business Park (a first for Australia) with significant benefits to the Growing Bush Foods program and other product development/growing opportunities. The Growing Bush Foods project will explore the over 6,000 different varieties of bush foods and see which of these grow best in a vertical farm environment. Once the right crops are selected, they will be developed into commercial products either through direct sales for edible products, downstream processing for commercial uses, support reforestation or explore other uses. The ultimate goal being the establishment of new/different product segment into a growing bush food market. $170,000
Smartstream Technology Procure, install and operate a second, larger rotomoulding machine to keep up with current and future demand for the innovative in-house scientifically developed sewer/wastewater and stormwater product range for use by the civil and industrial industries. $120,000
Chaff City Purchase and installation of equipment to semi automate mixing and packaging processes for muesli and grain mixes produced by Chaff City. These improvements will ultimately result in Chaff City being able to expand further into the Australian market and export its products internationally. $90,000
Hunsa Smallgoods Install new equipment including a vacuum fill and portion system enabling an increase in manufacturing capacity and triple the speed to manage an increase in export contracts. $90,000


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