Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Made in Queensland grants for local innovative manufacturing businesses – Round Two EOI’s due soon

Advance Queensland - made in Queensland

3 May, 2018

If you’re a local innovative manufacturing business employing 5-200 people then you may be able to apply for an Advance Queensland Made in Queensland grant of between $50,000 and $2.5 million to cover up to half the implementation costs to deliver cutting-edge equipment or systems.

Made in Queensland is a $40 million Queensland Government initiative supporting our manufacturing sector to become more internationally competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

Since Round One of the grants program, 46 Queensland companies from Burleigh to Cairns have been able to leapfrog to more advanced technology, improving productivity and creating high value, knowledge-based jobs.

Some examples include Packer Leather in Narangba who used their grant of more than $530,000 to install an advanced manufacturing system and an automated batching system, creating six new jobs.

In Roma, Flemings Welding Services used their grant of almost $208,000 to install state-of-the-art surface finishing equipment, which until then couldn’t be completed locally.

Applying for a Made in Queensland grant is a two-stage competitive process:

  1. Visit the Made in Queensland website to submit an Expression of Interest application, due 24 May 2018.
  2. EOI applications will be assessed and ranked. The highest ranked applicants will be invited to submit detailed applications in July 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified in late 2018 for projects to commence from early 2019.

For more info visit http://www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/industry-development/made-in-queensland.html