More than $350,000 in grant funding for the Gascoyne region was announced today through the State Government’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.
The projects receiving funding will drive new tourism and economic development opportunities in the region.
Whalebone Brewing Co Pty Ltd will receive $216,470 to install a larger brewing and canning system, enabling the company to increase canning efficiency and widen distribution of their product throughout the Gascoyne region.
The Exmouth-based company is set to double production and distribution of its local craft beer; the grant will also help expand the town’s economy.
Dirk Hartog Island Distilleries Pty Ltd will use its grant of $145,434 for the development of the Wirruwana Hub, which will incorporate a visitor centre, bar and café and act as a gateway for visitors and tour operators on Dirk Hartog Island.
DPC media statement: RED Grants to support Gascoyne projects