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Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $50.85 million over nine years (2018-19 to 2025-26) State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, up to $250,000 per grant is available for individual projects that contribute to increasing or sustaining jobs, expanding or diversifying industry, developing skills or capability, increasing business productivity and attracting new investment to the regions.

The grants will boost investment in local regional projects that contribute to population and economic growth initiatives and innovation pilots, and importantly, are driven by the community.

The RED Grants for the Kimberley are delivered by the Kimberley Development Commission with support from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

For more information regarding RED Grants in the Kimberley , please contact Tim Bray email or phone 9194 3000

The Kimberley Development Commission is seeking applications for round six of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program and will close for applications on 30 June 2023.

Applications for Round 6 of the funding will open tomorrow.

The following documents will assist with your application.


Applications are assessed on a competitive basis within the region, alignment with the Kimberley Development Commission’s regional priorities and/or demonstration of an economic diversification and employment growth outcome:

  • Aboriginal economic development
  • Innovation and Industry Diversification
  • Growing primary production
  • Tourism
  • Workforce development and accommodation
  • Vibrant communities and innovation

Assessing grants is a comprehensive process. It is likely to take up to six months before we announce the new funding recipients. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Information on previous funding rounds

Round 5: Opened 22 June 2022 and closed 24 August 2022. The RED Grants attracted 28 applications seeking $4,501,619 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 5 Regional Economic Development (RED)

1Generators & Off-Grid Energy Pty Ltd$176,000Establishment of operations in the East Kimberley to provide alternative energy solutions for residents and businesses.
2Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation$132,473Expanding technical capability to research and develop tissue culture factory. Diversification of production to include native teas.
3Walaja Raw Bush Honey$90,000Construction of a purpose-built facility to expand commercial production and contribution to further employment and training of aboriginal beekeepers.
4Kimberley Arts Network$75,000A fit-for-purpose community art space that is secure and can be utilised year round.
5Hoochery Distillery$200,000Creation of a beverage manufacturing facility in the Kimberley with a focus on Mid and Zero strength alcohol products.

Round 4: Opened 27 August 2021 and closed 21 October 2021. The RED Grants attracted 29 applications seeking $5,090,713 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 4 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

1Marine Biomedical Pty Ltd$200,000To enable a pilot Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory facility in Broome to manufacture PearlBone.
2East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry$75,000Addressing labour shortage issues in the East Kimberley region.
3Mowanjum Aboriginal Corporation$60,000Expanding Mowanjum’s Pivot Capability to accommodate more Wagyu breeders
4Lakeside Minerals Livestock Pty Ltd$150,000Establishment of Lakeside Minerals Livestock – supplements for Kimberley pastoralists.
5Frilled Enterprises Pty Ltd$33,000Traffic Management Certification
6Frillnecks Enterprises Pty Ltd$170,000Little BIlbies Expansion Project
7MGC Building and Maintenance Pty Ltd$85,000Assistance in Purchasing Capital Equipment

Round 3: Opened 12 May 2020 and closed 7 July 2020. The RED Grants attracted 38 applications seeking $2,775,391 in funding. The following projects were successful:

Round 3 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

1Waste Not Food Recycling$97,039Black Soldier Fly Farming – to establish a pilot facility in Broome to feed organic waste to fly larvae and upcycle it into protein for feed and fertiliser products (previously announced)
2Emama Nguda Aboriginal Corporation$96,581Hydroponic fresh produce pilot – to purchase a hydroponic container to pilot fresh food production at the Derby Food Hub and improve living standards.
3Yiyili Community Indigenous Corporation$91,256Laarri Art Centre project – to relocate and refurbish the Halls Creek centre to a more prominent and functional location for artists and tourists and to encourage diversification of local indigenous art.
4Karajarri Traditional Lands Association$95,000Punturr Punturr Cultural Tourism Hub – to construct public ablutions with disabled access at Punturr Punturr (old Port Smith Bird Park), as part of the Karajarri Cultural Tourism Hub transformation.
5Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation$90,000Kimberley Aboriginal Art – to develop the skills and capabilities of Aboriginal artists from four Kimberley art centres to develop new products, designs and markets.
6R.J. Agricultural Services$88,800Unlocking the value chain – to pilot plantago production and value add processing into psyllium husk for the health food industry in the Ord Valley.
7Enterprise Partnerships$88,625Piriwa Op Shop and Enterprise Hub – to establish a community hub to develop entrepreneurial capabilities, confidence and work readiness to activate the local Balgo economy.
8Shire of Halls Creek$20,650Halls Creek Indigenous Skills and Capabilities Development Program – to implement a driver training simulator to assist local job seekers to gain skills and capabilities to secure long-term employment.

Round 2: Opened 11 July 2019 and closed 13 September 2019. The RED Grants attracted 46 applications seeking $6,370,234 in funding. The following projects were successful:


Round 2 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

wdt_IDApplicantProjectFunding ($)
1Shire of Halls CreekIndigenous Civil Training Group$175,000
2Kullarri Regional Communities Indigenous Corporation (KRCIC)KRCIC Roadworks Maintenance & Traffic Management$90,000
3Woolah Aboriginal CorporationDoon Doon Caravan Park and Campground Entry, Signage and Amenity$45,000
4Goolarri Media EnterprisesKimberley Girl 2020$81,000
5McKeno Corporation Pty LtdMcKeno Tyrepave$145,000
6Magabala Books Aboriginal CorporationIndigenous Publishing Cadetship$78,664
7Lombadina Aboriginal CorporationLombadina Tourism Amenities Upgrade$194,000
8Yeeda Pastoral Company Pty LtdColourstone public access truck wash and weighbridge$95,000
ApplicantProjectFunding ($)

Round 1: Opened 14 September 2018 and closed 2 November 2018. The RED Grants attracted 48 applications seeking $6,978,945 in funding. The following projects were successful:


Round 1 Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

wdt_IDApplicantProjectFunding ($)
1Kununurra Neighbourhood House IncKununurra Neighbourhood House New Facility – Construction Stage 1$180,000
2Mamabulanjin Aboriginal CorporationKakadu Plum Knowledge Centre$100,000
3Shire of BroomeShort Street Transit Hub$100,000
4Lake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking GroupLake Kununurra Barramundi Restocking Project$84,521
5Shire of BroomeChinatown Discovery Festival$50,000
6Yawoorrong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal CorporationDeveloping a Robust Commercial Vision for East Kimberley Industrial Hemp$47,000
7Imintji Aboriginal CorporationImintji Campground Facilities$32,592
8Shire of Halls CreekFacilities Infrastructure Upgrades for Social and Economic Development – Phase 3$26,120
9Shinju Matsuri IncShinju Matsuri 2019$20,000
10Baulu-Wah Aboriginal CorporationViolet Valley Campground signage, impression and Promotion$15,713
ApplicantProjectFunding ($)

Grant acquittals

Successful applicants of the RED Grants must acquit the grant in accordance with the Grant agreement.

For further information on the acquittal process, discuss business eligibility or for any other questions regarding the RED Grants, please contact Yvette Parker, Grant and Projects Officer on 9194 3000 or Email

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