The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is offering a total of $150,000 in grants to help agriculture, food and beverage businesses attract investment and growth capital.
The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.
Australia’s growing native food sector has been supported in its push to export more of its produce overseas, with an almost $400,000 investment from the Australian Government.
A new project in the town of Hughenden, Queensland, granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government, is estimated to provide over 300 jobs and provide graziers with an alternative path to market for their cattle.
Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Federal Government funding awarded to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
Work has begun on a fast-tracked election commitment to upgrade the Berrimah Export Yards, with a civil works contract awarded to a NT company.
Funding will soon flow for a project to modernise water infrastructure in Victoria's Macalister Irrigation District, creating 208 jobs during construction and 100 long term jobs, with the Australian and Victorian governments agreeing to a schedule for delivery of the project.