Funding to boost tourism, agriculture

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Capogreco Farms received $210,000 towards developing export-ready cooling systems.
Camera IconCapogreco Farms received $210,000 towards developing export-ready cooling systems.

A Waroona farming family has been given a cool change thanks to funding from the State Government.

Capogreco Farms received $210,000 towards developing export-ready cooling systems as part of the first round of the McGowan Government’s Regional Economic Development grants program.

The Capogreco grant is part of $855,000 being injected into Peel projects as part of a four-year, $23.9 million package aimed at boosting tourism and agriculture opportunities.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke was pleased to see economic growth in the sectors of tourism and agriculture supported through the funding.

“These grants will support local jobs and open up new growth opportunities for the recipients,” Ms Clarke said.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the rapidly growing Peel region was driving new job opportunities in tourism, agriculture and manufacturing.

“These RED Grants will help put the Peel region on the national and international tourism stage, showing off the natural attributes of the region, both coastal and in the stunning inland forests,” Ms MacTiernan said.

“The RED Grants provide the opportunity to focus on community-led projects which will boost our regional economy, create jobs and add vibrancy to towns.

“By investing in a variety of regional initiatives, the McGowan Government is helping to grow Western Australia's regional areas into thriving and sustainable communities.”

Other projects include the relocation of a plastic manufacturing business to Cardup and developing a paint facility in Mandurah.

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