On Friday 24 February, the multi-million-dollar Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia, aka Mereny Bidi Boodja, was formally opened at Peel Business Park in the state’s south-west.
Murdoch University’s Food Futures Institute has appointed key leaders to drive operations at its Food Technology Facility. Future Food Systems CRC is a major partner in the operations of the FTF.
WA DPIRD, Murdoch University and the CRC are teaming up to deliver R&D to agrifood firms via a purpose-built food-tech facility at FIPWA.
On 4 May, CRC stakeholders met at the soon-to-be-completed Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia (the Precinct) in the Shire of Murray to sign lease agreements for core facilities within the precinct.
WA’s Peel Business Park, site of the soon-to-be-built WA Food Innovation Precinct, is seeking expressions of interest from agrifood and ancillary businesses keen to carve their own footprints in the precinct.
Eligible agrifood SMEs can apply for dollar-matched funding of up to $200K to scale up, commercialise and develop new food products within the new WA Food Innovation Precinct via the just-launched Enterprise Support Program.
Construction has begun on WAFIP, which will include an advanced food-manufacturing facility and food science, processing and educational facilities. The CRC will work with its WA partners to deliver R&D services within the precinct.