Eighteen food and beverage manufacturing companies in Western Australia have been awarded grants under the Value Add Investment Grants program.
The grants totalled $10.2 million, would generate $132 million in private sector investment through matched funding, and generate an estimated 600 jobs, according to the WA government.
The state had a renowned fresh and diverse produce industry, though this is concentrated in raw commodities, said agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan.
“Although small, our food and beverage manufacturing industry is growing and is job intensive with strong benefits for the broader WA economy,” she said.
“Successful recipients include V&V Walsh, who will install a cold store facility to expand their production – creating an estimated 134 local, permanent jobs at their Bunbury plant.
A full list of grant recipients announced on Wednesday is below.
Picture: Vesco Foods
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|Business name||Project description||Location||Funding amount|
|Australian Truffle Traders||West Australian Truffle Collective||Manjimup||$339,600|
|D Trandos & Sons Pty Ltd||Value added processing of fresh WA corn for local, national and international markets||Neerabup||$265,200|
|Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co Pty Ltd||Increase Manufacturing Capacity to Meet Demand for New Craft Brewery Products||Margaret River||$350,000|
|Canon Foods Services Pty Ltd||Manufacturing facility expansion||Jandakot||$750,000|
|Harvest Road Oceans Pty Ltd||Emu Point Aquaculture Facility||Albany||$700,000|
|Sweeter Banana Co-Operative Ltd||Food Processing Hub||Carnarvon||$270,000|
|D’Orsogna Limited||State-of-the-art slicing and packing process||Palmyra||$700,000|
|George Weston Foods Ltd||Mauri Animal Feed Mill Development Project||Bentley||$700,000|
|The Tailor Made Spirits Company Limited||Cowaramup Distillery and Venue||Cowaramup||$400,000|
|Oakover Vineyards Pty Ltd||Swan Valley Wine Project||Middle Swan||$700,000|
|Atari Enterprises Trading Company Pty Ltd||Brewery and distillery upgrade||South Fremantle||$703,000|
|Vesco Foods Pty Ltd||Factory expansion to diversify product offering||Osborne Park||$700,000|
|Wafex Pty Ltd||Value Add Waxflower Bouquets||West Swan||$330,400|
|Quintis (Australia) Pty Limited||Value Add – Production Line upgrade||Albany||$500,000|
|V&V Walsh||State-of-the-art Cold Store Facility||Bunbury||$700,000|
|Huon Aquaculture Company Pty Ltd||Expansion and Diversification of a Value-added Seafood Processing Facility||Forrestdale||$700,000|
|Centerwest Pty Ltd||Next generation processing facility expansion and upgrade||Woodridge||$700,000|
|Catalano Seafood Pty Ltd||Expansion and Modernisation of Value-add Seafood Processing Capability||Bassendean||$700,000|