Welcoming the funding for a feasibility study for the Casino Biohub with Chris Gulaptis are Northern Co-operative Meat Company CEO Simon Stahl (far left), NCMC’s Group Manager of Sustainability, Innovation and Environment, Trevor Moore (far right) and Helmont Energy Managing Director Mark Jonker
Five key local organisations will be a step closer to turning their great ideas into reality thanks to a total of nearly $41 million from the Nationals in Government’s Regional NSW – Business Case and Strategy Development Fund.
Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the hardest part of getting a project off the ground is often finding money for feasibility studies and business cases.
“That is why we are stepping in with these significant grants,” Mr Gulaptis said.
The successful recipients are:
- Northern Co-operative Meat Company – $659,999 for a feasibility study for the Casino Biohub.
- Richmond Valley Council – $88,216 for a business case for the Casino Sewage Treatment Plant.
- Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation: $112,500 for a business case for a Yaegl Cultural & Youth Multipurpose Hub.
- Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council – $171,875 for a business case for re-purposing part of former Grafton Correctional Centre.
- Destination North Coast – $124,375 for a business case to evaluate the feasibility of development of a Great North Coast Trail.
Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole who was in Casino this week, said the regions are bursting with people full of ideas with the potential to create jobs, boost economies, and attract investment.
“This is about helping make business cases stand out and be more competitive, it will help break down project costs, outline how projects will benefit the community and identify any challenges that need to be met,” Mr Toole said.
The Regional NSW – Business Case and Strategy Development Fund is part of the $3.3 billion Nationals in NSW Government’s Regional Growth Fund and will help create a pipeline of investment-ready projects for future funding opportunities.
For further information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/BusinessCaseFund