WA Government News | Jun 28, 2019
- Collie Futures investment prospectus launched
- Millions of reasons to invest in the South-West town, with funding available for job-creating projects
The exciting economic opportunities the McGowan Government is unlocking for business and industry in Collie are highlighted in a new investment prospectus.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan today launched the Collie Futures investment prospectus to business and industry representatives at the WA Works Conference, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia.
The investment prospectus highlights Collie's considerable potential and identifies a diverse range of opportunities the private sector can tap into.
The fund is being delivered through two key programs. Organisations can apply to the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund for up to $2 million in matched funding per industry-led project. There is also up to $100,000 available per project through the $2 million Collie Futures Small Grants Program.
This will be followed by a further $42 million Industry Attraction and Development Fund to become available in coming months.
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.swdc.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"Funding is available to assist businesses of every scale, from start-ups to multinationals seeking co-investment in feasibility studies.
"The Collie Futures investment prospectus will raise awareness of the real benefits for businesses to consider Collie as a place of choice to invest. It is another signal by the McGowan Government of our focus on driving economic growth and job opportunities for local people.
"Grants have already assisted a number of organisations to progress their initiatives - and we look forward to backing more great ideas from the private and not-for-profit sectors."
Comments attributed to Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray:
"Collie is looking to continue to grow as an industrial centre of the South-West and is in the process of actively expanding its industrial base by welcoming new industry and start-ups into town.
"There are exciting times ahead for Collie as an industrial centre and I look forward to welcoming future investors to join us for economic prosperity.
"With a base in Collie, you'll get the best of both worlds - industry and lifestyle. I invite you to look through the investment prospectus and discover your opportunity. You may also wish to visit Collie for yourself and see what it has to offer."
Minister's office - 6552 6200