Peel RED Grants diversifying regional economies

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke, Spinifex Brewery Limited Director of Brewing John Gibbs, Hon Alannah MacTiernan Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food, Adam Barnard Chief Executive Officer Spinifex Brewery Limited and David Doepel, Chairman, Peel Development Commission

  • Six Peel projects share $780,000 in Regional Economic Development (RED) Grant funding

  • McGowan Government's RED Grants creating jobs and diversifying economies across regional WA

Six Peel region businesses will receive almost $800,000 towards projects that create local jobs and support the local economy under round four of the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants. The RED Grants program is a McGowan Government initiative investing $40.8 million over seven years in locally-driven projects to stimulate economic growth in the regions. Spinifex Brewery will receive $150,000 to increase its packaged beer sales in the Australian domestic market and export the "Taste of Australia" range to the world by installing a canning line in the Spinifex production brewery within the WA Food Innovation Precinct.

"Spinifex is delighted to be a recipient of this round of RED grant funding for our Nambeelup Manufacturing Facility. The grant will go a long way towards funding our state of the art canning line as part of our 24HL steam fired brewing facility. Spinifex will be commencing export of our beer in Q1 2022 prior to the commissioning of Nambeelup.. Adam Barnard CEO. Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan: "RED Grant funding is helping regional communities embrace new and exciting business, job and training opportunities. "Our latest round of REDs will help these existing Peel businesses take their operations to the next level, driving new opportunities in manufacturing and agriculture across the region. "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. "Our Government is committed to supporting regional local business and creating the diversity of jobs needed to help our regions meet their full potential." Minister's office - 6552 6200

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