- $75,000 in grant funding awarded to three SPUR Location Grants Program applicants
- First Nations Grant awarded to assist Dampier Peninsula nature trail
- Supported by the State Government through Landgate and five partner agencies
The State Government has announced three successful applicants in this year's SPUR Location Grants program, who will each receive $25,000 grant funding.
The SPUR Location Grants Program supports start-up businesses that are finding innovative ways to use WA's location data.
Kimberley-based Burrguk Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) - in charge of the Banana Well Getaway bush campgrounds, located on the Dampier Peninsula - are recipients of the First Nations Grant, for its proposal to develop a plan for an interactive historic nature trail, and signage for the area.
BAC demonstrated how its project is culturally significant and uses place-based information, such as supporting cultural mapping and on country programs.
Two applicants were successful in the General Grant category, for innovative proposals that leverage the State's location information and deliver value for the land sector.
Aero Vines - from Perth - will develop an app to gather key field data for the horticultural industry. Dark Stry - also based in Perth - will develop a new interactive self-guided tour for visitors to the Coral Coast region.
Supported by the State Government, the SPUR Location Grants Program is delivered through Landgate, in partnership with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Department of Finance, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Small Business Development Corporation.
Over the next six months, the three grant recipients will also have access to additional resources such as targeted networking opportunities with partner agencies and information sessions.
|Burrguk Aboriginal Corporation (Banana Well Getaway)
|Burrguk Aboriginal Corporation, which runs Banana Well Getaway - located on the Dampier Peninsula - will develop a plan to create an interactive educational map for their property to demonstrate the cultural significance and history of Burrguk sites, as handed down from their Elders to their families.
|Aero Vines is designing an app to collect georeferenced field data for the horticulture industry. The app will track information such as tree health, fruit count, and disease locations.
|Dark Stry will develop a new interactive self-guided tour of the Coral Coast region.
Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:
"Congratulations to this year's SPUR Location Grants Program recipients who are using the power of WA data to develop varied proposals spanning the areas of First Nations culture, tourism, and horticulture.
"This Government continues to support small businesses and start-ups through the SPUR Location Grants Program, to help them get their proposals off the ground and into the hands of the consumer."
Minister's office - 6552 5300