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Regional Economic Development Grants

Applications closed on July 7, 2020 at 4pm AWST.  Successful recipients for round 3 were announced on Thursday, 19 November 2020 and are available on this page.

The Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants is a $38.85 million (over seven years from 2018-19 to 2024-25) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $100,000 is available for individual projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability, as well as stimulate new investment and industry diversification.

The objectives of the RED Grants Program round three include:

  • Sustainable jobs
  • Expanding or diversifying industry;
  • Developing skills or capabilities;
  • Attracting new investment in the region;
  • Maximising recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts

Successful recipients for round 3 were announced on Thursday, 19 November 2020:

  • Eight Kimberley projects to share in more than $667,000 of business stimulus grants
  • Investments building economic growth, resilience and jobs in the regions while supporting the State’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives

2020 Kimberley RED round 3 – successful applicants

wdt_ID Organisation Amount Project
1 Waste Not Food Recycling $97,039 Black Soldier Fly Farming - to establish a pilot facility in Broome to feed organic waste to fly larvae and upcycle it into protein for feed and fertiliser products (previously announced)
2 Emama Nguda Aboriginal Corporation $96,581 Hydroponic fresh produce pilot - to purchase a hydroponic container to pilot fresh food production at the Derby Food Hub and improve living standards.
3 Yiyili Community Indigenous Corporation $91,256 Laarri Art Centre project - to relocate and refurbish the Halls Creek centre to a more prominent and functional location for artists and tourists and to encourage diversification of local indigenous art.
4 Karajarri Traditional Lands Association $95,000 Punturr Punturr Cultural Tourism Hub - to construct public ablutions with disabled access at Punturr Punturr (old Port Smith Bird Park), as part of the Karajarri Cultural Tourism Hub transformation.
5 Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation $90,000 Kimberley Aboriginal Art - to develop the skills and capabilities of Aboriginal artists from four Kimberley art centres to develop new products, designs and markets.
6 R.J. Agricultural Services $88,800 Unlocking the value chain - to pilot plantago production and value add processing into psyllium husk for the health food industry in the Ord Valley.
7 Enterprise Partnerships $88,625 Piriwa Op Shop and Enterprise Hub - to establish a community hub to develop entrepreneurial capabilities, confidence and work readiness to activate the local Balgo economy.
8 Shire of Halls Creek $20,650 Halls Creek Indigenous Skills and Capabilities Development Program - to implement a driver training simulator to assist local job seekers to gain skills and capabilities to secure long-term employment.
Organisation Amount Project

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019. The RED Grants attracted 46 applications, with requests for funding totalling $6,370,234. Successful applicants for Round 2 were announced on Thursday, 5 March 2020. The following projects were successful:

Round 2 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

wdt_ID Applicant Project Funding ($)
1 Shire of Halls Creek Indigenous Civil Training Group $175,000
2 Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC) KRCIC Roadworks Maintenance & Traffic Management $90,000
3 Woolah Aboriginal Corporation Doon Doon Caravan Park and Campground Entry, Signage and Amenity $45,000
4 Goolarri Media Enterprises Kimberley Girl 2020 $81,000
5 McKeno Corporation Pty Ltd McKeno Tyrepave $145,000
6 Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Publishing Cadetship $78,664
7 Lombadina Aboriginal Corporation Lombadina Tourism Amenities Upgrade $194,000
8 Yeeda Pastoral Company Pty Ltd Colourstone public access truck wash and weighbridge $95,000
Applicant Project Funding ($)

Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018. The RED Grants attracted 48 applications seeking $6,978,945. The following projects were successful:

Round 1 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

wdt_ID Applicant Project Funding ($)
1 Kununurra Neighbourhood House Inc Kununurra Neighbourhood House New Facility - Construction Stage 1 $180,000
2 Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation Kakadu Plum Knowledge Centre $100,000
3 Shire of Broome Short Street Transit Hub $100,000
4 Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Group Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Project $84,521
5 Shire of Broome Chinatown Discovery Festival $50,000
6 Yawoorrong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation Developing a Robust Commercial Vision for East Kimberley Industrial Hemp $47,000
7 Imintji Aboriginal Corporation Imintji Campground Facilities $32,592
8 Shire of Halls Creek Facilities Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development - Phase 3 $26,120
9 Shinju Matsuri Inc Shinju Matsuri 2019 $20,000
10 Baulu-Wah Aboriginal Corporation Violet Valley Campground signage, impression and Promotion $15,713
Applicant Project Funding ($)

Grant acquittals

Successful applicants of the RED Grants must acquit the grant in accordance with the Grant agreement.

For further information on the acquittal process, discuss business eligibility or for any other questions regarding the RED Grants, please contact Yvette Parker, Grant and Projects Officer on 9194 3000 or Email gpo@kdc.wa.gov.au

Page last updated: Tue Mar 16 2021 12:04:52 PM

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