Project summaries - 2012 Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment & Community Development Fund - Round 2

2012 Riverina Red Gum Regional Employment& Community Development Fund - Round 2
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Alpine Machinery

Integrated workshop and display facility

82,000

Balranald Bakery

Bread make up plant

100,000

Balranald Pizza and Takeaway

Business expansion and employment of staff

85,000

Barham Avocados

Development of avocado processing and packing facility

199,650

Berrima Engineering Pty Ltd

Roller bar hay rakes - excellence in marketing and production

55,000

Charlie Carp Ltd

Factory infrastructure upgrade

187,000

Colybuilt Pty Ltd

Colybuilt off road vans

102,600

Coolibah Café Re-open cafe and create new offices/shops in Darlington Point

49,300

Davis Supermarket

Supermarket expansion

80,000

Deni Car Care

Brake speciality servicing vehicle diagnostics and repair

15,000

Deniliquin Bakery

New pie freezer and conversion of wholesale bakery to solar power

50,000

Deniliquin Cabinet Makers

Systems upgrades

45,000

Downes Rice Hulls Pty Ltd

Rice hull bale compression technology

100,000

FAD Steel Pty Ltd

FAD Steel frame and truss fabrication plant establishment

190,000

Heath's Butchery

Heath's butchery refurbishment of existing premises and equipment

57,810

Ibis Target Products

Business expansion and capital investment to produce custom designed canopies and tray bodies

90,000

Kurrnung Matlock Pty Ltd

Citrus juicing plant

199,410

Lucerne at Balranald

Bagged Lucerne mulch

83,000

Mathoura Plumbing

Extension to existing business

35,000

Moama Foodstore

Earth, food and wine

50,000

MON Foods Pty Ltd

Re-establishment and improvement of production facility

200,000

NJ Kitchens

Purchase of design software

40,000

Redgum Country Motor Inn

Update, renovate and refurbish motel units

90,000

Rothiemay Pty Ltd

Construct a purpose built shed for the engineering of coulters

120,000

Tocumwal IGA Plus Liquor

Shop extensions

156,681

Turps Tendercut Butchery

Flooring for smoking and cryovac facilities

20,000

Wakool Hotel

Outdoor entertaining and dining area

23,200

27 projects

TOTAL

$2,505,651

Alpine Machinery
Integrated workshop and display facility
Grant: $82,000

Alpine Machinery is building a machinery workshop and sale yard in Darlington Point that will provide a central opportunity for the employment of skilled tradespeople, as well as greater exposure for the business.

Balranald Bakery
Bread make up plant
Grant: $100,000

This project will allow the business to purchase new bread making equipment for the Balranald Bakery which will allow the business to accommodate the growing population and add to the economic growth in the region.

Balranald Pizza and Takeaway
Business expansion and employment of staff
Grant: $85,000

The renovation of the business's spare shop, the incorporation of a café into the larger premises and purchase of equipment such as a pizza oven, bain-marie, chairs, tables, lounge, oven, dishwasher, air conditioner and coffee tables and a cake and fridge to incorporate cakes and slices . This will make space available for older customers to have a coffee.

Barham Avocados
Development of avocado processing and packing facility
Grant: $199,650

The development of a packing and processing facility to increase the fruit packing capacity of the business and allow diversification in to value-added products such as avocado oil and avocado pulp.

Berrima Engineering Pty Ltd
Roller bar hay rakes - excellence in marketing and production
Grant: $55,000

The funding will allow the company to focus on promotion, market development and creating manufacturing efficiencies by upgrading its website, refresh its branding and enhancing marketing materials to showcase its technology at field days and demonstration days.

Charlie Carp Ltd
Factory infrastructure upgrade
Grant: $187,000

The project will provide Charlie Carp with improved infrastructure such as a new freezer room to store fish, storage for liquid fertiliser and a boiler to cater for the processing of increased quantities of waste to be converted to a marketable dry fertiliser.

Colybuilt Pty Ltd
Colybuilt Off Road Vans
Grant: $102,600

The construction of a prototype off-road family caravan designed for large families or group travel. The van will be dual powered including solar, composting toilet, low water washing machine, flat screen TV, and slide out extensions, comfortable bedding and many extras. Colybuilt Off-Road Vans will be marketed at families.

Coolibah Café
Re-open cafe and create new offices/shops in Darlington Point
Grant: $49,300

The project involves the purchase and renovation of the old Coolibah Café building in Darlington Point and the creation of offices/shops.

Davis Supermarket
Supermarket expansion - Darlington Point
Grant: $80,000

The expansion of floor and shelf space by renovating existing rooms attached to the rear of the current premises to increase stock brands and varieties, including increased recreational and hardware lines.

Deni Car Care
Brake speciality servicing vehicle diagnostics and repair
Grant: $15,000

The project will allow the company to purchase vehicle scan tools to diagnose, service and calibrate late model vehicle drivelines, brakes, body control units, transmissions etc on all vehicle makes and models, not offered elsewhere in Deniliquin.

Deniliquin Bakery
New pie freezer and conversion of wholesale bakery to solar power
Grant: $50,000

Deniliquin Bakery will purchase a new freezer and move to convert the bakery to solar power.

Deniliquin Cabinet Makers
Systems upgrades
Grant: $45,000

The purchase and installation of a Planit computer software upgrade to the current Biesse Robot system to enhance the competitive edge the company derives from its rural location.

Downes Rice Hulls Pty Ltd
Rice hull bale compression technology
Grant: $100,000

The purchase of overseas technology that compresses rice hulls into a large compact bale which will provide the company with the ability to transport rice hulls as a large compressed bale that stacks on flat bed trailers. The use of this technology will provide greater business efficiency, reduce transport costs, create new employment in Deniliquin and access markets that value rice hulls as a key ingredient in building products.

FAD Steel Pty Ltd
FAD Steel frame and truss fabrication plant establishment
Grant: $190,000

The funding will help the company to consolidate its relocation to Tocumwal and will allow it to purchase and install a new roll former.

Heath's Butchery
Heath's butchery refurbishment of existing premises and equipment
Grant: $57,810

The refurbishment of the existing premises and the purchase of new meat food safety standard approved equipment.

Ibis Target Products
Business expansion and capital investment to produce custom designed canopies and tray bodies
Grant: $90,000

An extension of the existing factory to accommodate new equipment to manufacture custom designed vehicle canopies, campers and commercial tray bodies.

Kurrnung Matlock Pty Ltd
Citrus juicing plant
Grant: $199,410

The expansion of Kurrnung’s fruit growing and distribution business by establishing a complementary juicing plant as the company moves into the bottling of the finished product and eventually to full point to point farm to retail.

'Lucerne at Balranald'
Bagged Lucerne mulch
Grant: $83,000

The funding will support the purchase of plant and equipment to provide a new source of income to the business by turning damaged hay into a mulch product. The mulch operation will allow better utilisation of current crop and minimise discarding weather damaged Lucerne. This will increase business and create for the operation of the plant and a driver for deliveries.

Mathoura Plumbing
Extension to existing business
Grant: $35,000

The funding will assist with the purchase of a mini excavator and eliminate the need to hire equipment and therefore expedite the completion of works for clients and increase demand.

Moama Foodstore
Earth, food and wine
Grant: $50,000

The funding will help establish a coffee shop, wine and food bar.

MON Foods Pty Ltd
Re-establishment and improvement of production facility
Grant: $200,000

The funding will help the company to repair and/or replace capital equipment that is not operational or at the end of its useful life and provide the required infrastructure to enable the factory to be more viable and productive.

NJ Kitchens
Purchase a design software
Grant: $40,000

The funding will assist with the purchase and training in the use of design software (from screen to machine). This machine is more efficient and cost effective and will allow NJ Kitchens to meet its the increasing demand.

Redgum Country Motor Inn
Update, renovate and refurbish motel units
Grant: $90,000

The funding will allow the business to make improvements to the premises which will substantially increase capital value, reduce energy costs and increase occupancy rates.

Rothiemay Pty Ltd
Construct a purpose built shed for the engineering of coulters
Grant: $120,000

Rothiemay is building a commercial engineering workshop which will provide it with the capacity to take on a new range of unique engineering projects that will diversify its farm income and provide employment for apprentice and experienced welders.

Tocumwal IGA Plus Liquor
Shop extensions
Grant: $156,681

The project will consist of an extension to the existing shop which will provide additional floor area to the retail space. The extra area will allow for the expansion of product choice which will in turn encourage the ever increasing, local customers to shop local rather than seeking products from surrounding towns.

Turps Tendercut Butchery
Flooring for smoking and cryovac facilities
Grant: $20,000

The funding will allow Turps Tendercut to improve its smoking and cryovac facilities which will provide the opportunity for local primary producers to develop new local butchery products.

Wakool Hotel
Outdoor entertaining and dining area
Grant: $23,200

The funding will enable the hotel to build an outdoor entertainment and dining area to cater for increased numbers and larger functions.

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