Grants to Give WA Growers Opportunity to Operate in Digital World

A new program that will accelerate the adoption of digital technologies is giving WA grower groups and agricultural colleges drive the leap in agricultural productivity improvements. Local farm businesses will be boosted by a $500,000 grant through the State Government’s Internet of Things program, giving them the opportunity to stimulate the development and use of…

$5 million WA Meat Marketing Co-operative Loan

Following the live export meeting today in Katanning, the McGowan Government Co-operative Loan Scheme will provide $5 million to Katanning Sheep Meat Processors. The loan to the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative (WAMMCO) will go towards undertaking capital works, including generating growth, regional jobs and increase exports, enabling business to improve efficiencies and grow its market…

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…

Innovation Fund Boosts Regional Job Opportunities

The WA Government will boost jobs across the state’s regions, through a new fund to encourage innovation throughout country areas. $4.5 million will be devoted to supercharge innovation, diversification under the New Industries Fund, driving job creation at a local level. “Innovation is critical to building the capability and economic sustainability of our regional communities,”…

State Government Renews Pastoral Lands Reform

WA’s pastoral lands reform will receive a renewed focus in a bid to boost new economic opportunities and income streams across the State’s rangelands. The renewed focus on the reform will aim to drive economic diversification and jobs in the region. Engagement in the rangelands will build on consultation undertaken by the Pastoral Lands Board…

Wave Energy to Create Jobs in Albany

Albany is set to become a hub for renewable energy expertise and jobs, as the McGowan Government announced the successful applicants for a wave energy technology project and research centre. Carnegie Clean Energy has been awarded $15.75 million as a contribution towards the wave energy technology project, which will involve the installation of a large-scale…

Jobs and Training Focus of Roebourne Hotel Redevelopment

A Pilbara business will redevelop a historic hotel in Roebourne while providing jobs for the local community. GBSC Yurra will receive the $4.4 million contract to redevelop the Victoria Hotel, with the project producing work and training opportunities. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan stopped the initial contracting process in June that could have resulted in…

RU OK Day Kicks off At Parliament With a Moo

A steer escaped its handlers leading them on a chase through Parliament House grounds during an event to promote RU OK Day. The steer known as Winston and a heifer called Clementine were brought in as part efforts to raise awareness about mental health on behalf of the event. However, matters took an unexpected turn…