A New Era Begins for Spinifex with Food Innovation Precinct - Western Australia Official Signing


Wednesday 4th May, marked a significant step forward for Spinifex Brewing Company, with the official signing ceremony of WA's first Food Innovation Precinct due for practical completion 30th June 2022.



The $21.7 million Precinct, located within the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, will be an open access facility comprising R&D capabilities, an innovation centre and a production-warehouse.




Specialised equipment, research and production capabilities will ensure the Precinct offers a substantial variety of technologies and processing methods, aimed at scientifically proving nutrition and traceability, and the development of high-value food with extended shelf life.

The Precinct will create an enabling environment for Western Australian, Australian and global entrepreneurs, food companies and agri-enterprises to cost-effectively network, research, develop, prototype and market-test new value-added food products derived from Western Australia primary produce.


Spinifex Brewing Company will be working alongside some fantastic, innovative anchor partners including:


Murdoch University’s Food Futures Institute: The FFI works to provide solutions on the sustainable use of limited land and water resources to economically and ethically improve food, forestry and fibre production. The Institute has led the way on MSA certification of beef and lamb quality, double cropping, reduced tillage practices, the improved use of saline land and water, creating better Wagyu marbled beef, and improving malting barley for beer.

The GrowHub: A food and agri-tech company from Singapore, The Growhub has an exclusive commercial partnership with the Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia (WAFIP). Currently in eight markets across Australia and Asia Pacific, The Growhub offers access to trusted premium products through the development of new agri-food and blockchain technologies emerging from the innovation centre at FIPWA.


DPIRD and Future Food Systems CRC: With the backing of the WA State Government, DPIRD is contributing $10 million to the project. The Commonwealth-backed Future Food Systems CRC will help deliver commercial research services within the precinct. $21.75M of funding was received from the Australian Government’s Regional Growth Fund.


In attendance at the lease signing ceremony were a number of individuals essential to the project. Featured in the photograph (Left to right):

Bruce Lee (The GrowHub), Lester Chan (The GrowHub), Cr David Bolt (President, Shire of Murray), Professor Andrew Deeks (Murdoch University), Robyn Clarke, MLA (Member for Murray-Wellington), Mick Little (Spinifex Brewery), Adam Barnard (Spinifex Brewery), John Gibbs, (Spinifex Brewery), Professor Peter Davies (Pro Vice Chancellor, Food Futures Institute), Dean Unsworth (CEO, Shire of Murray)


"Today represents a significant milestone, Not just for Spinifex but for Western Australia and our agri-food and beverage industry. With so much uncertainty in the world and the global food supply chain pushed to it's limits it's hard to underestimate the impact that this facility will have in future food supply. Specialised equipment and research and production capabilities will ensure the Precinct offers a substantial variety of technologies and processing methods, aimed at scientifically proving nutrition and traceability, and the development of high-value food with extended shelf life.

The Precinct will create an enabling environment for Western Australian, Australian and global entrepreneurs, food companies and agri-enterprises to cost-effectively network, research, develop, prototype and market-test new value-added food products derived from Western Australia primary produce. " - Adam Barnard, Spinifex Brewing Co, CEO


Spinifex Brewing Company intends to begin production from our 24HL Steam Fired Brewery out of the WA Food Innovation Precinct from October 2022.


Watch the Food Innovation Precinct Video Here.