Business Improvement Grants for Regional WA Pastoralists

Western Australian pastoralists will have access to the second round of Business Improvement Grants, as an incentive program to increase commercial cattle producer’s market competitiveness and growth.

Enterprises will be able to apply for a $25,000 reimbursement, excluding GST, to carry out business improvement reviews and developments.

The success of the first round of grants saw 48 pastoral business, including 12 indigenous businesses, benefit from the grant.

Eligible existing participants are invited to apply for up to $3,000 in additional grants, for further annual reviews of their business performance and plans.

Agriculture and Food Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, commended the McGowan Government’s support of the agriculture industry, saying it will lead to stronger business, best practices and jobs growth in the North.

“The Business Improvement Grants program will strengthen our pastoral businesses in the Pilbara and Kimberely, building a modern, energised and resilient northern beef industry,” she said.

$500,000 in grants is available to pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara, with the hope of improving business enterprises and drive new jobs.

This will also provide five years of benchmarking data, identifying strengths and weaknesses within the individual enterprises, and across the country.

“Beef production is a powerful driver of regional economies in Western Australia’s north and north west – and there are real opportunities to grow, particularly for Aboriginal pastoral business,” said Ms MacTiernan.

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