Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) Wide Bay Burnett Queensland grant recipients

The list of successful applicants that have been offered funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages, Wide Bay Burnett region, QLD.

Applicant Organisation Project Name Project Description Stream Project Location Grant Approved Total Project Cost
Bundaberg Regional Council Gin Gin Streetscape (Stage 2) This Gin Gin Streetscape redevelopment will continue from the 2010/11 (Stage 1) works, aimed at improving the general amenity of the main street for pedestrians, traffic and tourists. The Stage 2 works - a combination of civil and parkland (median strip) - are critical to finalising the project, completing another block (Bruce Highway between Milden and Dear Streets). The primary objective being to revitalise/beautify the main street of Gin Gin; the northern gateway to the Bundaberg Region which plays a significant role in the region's economy. The strategic highway location of this project also improves the prospect of attracting greater visitor numbers into the Bundaberg Region for longer stays, offering economic growth benefits. Local Infrastructure Gin Gin $1,600,000 $3,955,296
D.T.R. Holdings Pty Ltd Fruit and Vegetable Value Adding Processing Facility Upgrade The project will construct additional infrastructure at the facility, including extra processing capabilities, providing 26 additional full time local positions, adding 20% to output, and enabling regional producers to transform their businesses. Business Innovation Alloway $1,500,000 $3,912,217
Bundaberg Macadamia Processing Pty Ltd Macadamia Cracking, Value Adding & Tourism Facility This project will create 339 direct and indirect jobs as a result of constructing and operating a macadamia cracking, value adding and tourism facility. Of these jobs 93 will be directly employed within this project on an ongoing basis. With local production set to increase by over 10,000 tonnes in the next 5 years, this project will provide an outlet for over 9,000 tonnes of nut annually for cracking & value adding and will meet the exceptional unfilled demand for Australian grown and packed macadamia retail products for the export market. The expected flow-on benefit for the region will be over $48m. A tourism facility will provide an educational experience for locals and tourists to the region. Business Innovation Alloway $4,680,000 $11,700,000
Isis Central Sugar Mill Company Limited Wallaville Cane Railway Expansion Project Isis Central Sugar Mill will construct 36 km of cane railway track from Cordalba to Wallaville in the Bundaberg Regional Council area to: achieve significant internal cost efficiencies; enable economical and sustainable sugarcane production expansion into the Wallaville - Gin Gin area; create jobs - construction, sleeper plant roles and farming; generate additional funds paid to shareholder / growers spent in the local area; and enable expansion of sugarcane production into the North Burnett region. Business Innovation Cordalba $2,500,000 $13,278,000
Gympie Regional Council Industry Ready - taking the next step The project will provide skills and training for tourism businesses to take the next step and be involved in active promotion of the region and their business increasing domestic and international visitation. Participants will learn more about their business and where it fits in the wider tourism industry, who inbound operators are, the wholesale tourism organisations, what trade shows to attend, how to set commissionable rates and how to effectively market their business. Skills and Training Rainbow Beach $10,000 $20,000
Suncoast Gold Macadamias (Aust) Ltd SGM RVS Project Suncoast Gold Macadamias (SGM) through capabilities provided by Australian robotic companies, plan to launch a brand new sorting technology to the nut industry. A Robot and Vision System (RVS) that can detect defects on the nut kernel will be an industry first. Introduction of this technology will increase factory throughput helping to increase the capabilities of SGM to competitively process the growing macadamia crop at its Gympie factory. Increasing competition from Chinese buyers has seen much product in recent years being shipped from Australia in shell. SGM are committed to continue to service the growing kernel market by competing with the Chinese markets with the best processing technology and food safety standards available. Business Innovation Glanmire $170,000 $340,000
North Fresh Pty Ltd Costa Avocado Packing Facility The project will expand and modernise the existing Costa Avocado packing facility in Childers, allowing for increased capacity to pack and dispatch high value tree crops grown by Costa and its local third party growers. This expansion will enable Costa and its local third party growers to capitalise on increased yield and production volumes projected to occur over the next three to eight years. The expansion will also help promote the planting of additional avocado crops. Costa intends to plant an additional 75 hectares locally over the next two years, while third party growers have indicated expansions of over 150 hectares and a strong desire for additional growth. Business Innovation Childers $495,000 $990,000
Last Pastoral Co Pty Ltd as trustee for the Whitaker Property Trust Biggenden Saleyards Redevelopment and Upgrade This project will redevelop the Biggenden Saleyards, incorporating redesigned layout, 384 selling and 61 holding pens, new weighbridge, overhead walkways, buyers laneways, double and single deck loading ramps and new drafting facilities. The project will increase sale day capacity by 43% to meet increasing demand, and bring about significant improvements in animal welfare, risk management and workplace health and safety. Business Innovation Biggenden $1,200,000 $3,467,681
Consolidated Linen Pty Ltd Materials Handling System - Clean Rail for Linen This project will provide a state-of-the-art materials (linen) handling system in the building roof space of the current laundry operation in Hervey Bay. This will expand capacity by up to 25% with floor space created for the addition of extra processing capacity which equates to the creation of more jobs. Business Innovation Hervey Bay $475,000 $950,000
Nolan Meats Pty Ltd Meat Processing Expansion The Meat Processing Expansion project involves constructing facilities to enable the doubling of the current production capacity from 550 to 1100 cattle per day; including the construction of carcass chillers to store an extra 550 carcasses, and integration into the existing site facilities. New technologies will be introduced to guarantee customer specifications are met, and to increase the percentage of saleable beef from the carcass. This project will allow the full utilisation of the recently completed Distribution Centre at the same premises. Once completed, this expansion will create 200 direct full time equivalent positions which will generate a $34 million yearly boost to the local economy. Business Innovation Gympie $4,979,706 $9,959,412
Teys Australia Murgon Pty Ltd Teys Murgon - Beef Cattle Hide Processing Facility Expansion The project will see expansion of Teys beef cattle hide processing facility in Murgon, Queensland to enable increased production throughput, resilience in the marketplace, and employment opportunities. The site produces high quality Queensland cattle hides, for domestic and international customers. Business Innovation Murgon $267,406 $567,406
Dale and Meyers Operations Pty Ltd as trustee for the Dale & Meyers Operations Trust Timber value-add: Innovative laminated product using waste timber The project will establish a production line for the manufacture of laminated timber products, specifically laminated hardwood construction beams, laminated hardwood posts, laminated hardwood stair treads and laminated hardwood engineered flooring. The project will utilise shorter cuts of timber which is currently generated as a by-product of DTM Timber's existing timber processing facility, and treated as waste/scrap. Business Innovation Maryborough $1,750,000 $3,500,000
Suncoast Gold Macadamias (Aust) Ltd SGM ERP Project Subsequent to significant improvements and upgrades over the past 3 years throughout SGM's Plant & Facilities, this ERP Project will align all distinct areas of the business process. From receiving the raw Macadamias from the Growers, to the preparation of key financial information. This ERP Project will implement significant connectivity between the factory floor and back office. Data will be captured directly from the factory floor and storage facilities and used by the back office systems and managers to provide the basis of a wide range of decision making information, including accurate real-time inventory measurement. This ERP Project will enhance compliance functionality, such as Quality Management, Food Safety and Risk Management. Business Innovation Gympie $100,000 $200,000

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