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Wheatbelt to enjoy financial boon

Wheatbelt projects will soon share a financial windfall through the McGowan Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

Eight projects across the Wheatbelt will share in $690,000 through Round Two of the RED grants as part of the McGowan Government’s $28.8 million funding commitment over five years to stimulate regional economies.

“The McGowan Government is investing in new projects across the Wheatbelt to increase local manufacturing capability, drive innovative new agricultural opportunities and showcase the region through tourism,” McTiernan said.

“The Wheatbelt is our State’s biggest agricultural production region, so it is vital that we continue to support projects that grow our agricultural industry and provide opportunities to diversify, value-add, and seek new markets for our products.

Bruce Rock Engineering in particular will receive $150,000 towards the construction of a new workshop which will lead to much needed job creation.

“Supporting manufacturing projects like Bruce Rock Engineering’s workshop helps to create long-term jobs in Wheatbelt towns, encouraging young trainees to live and work in the region,” she said.

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