The WA Government has announced the launch of the $200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open from companies looking to establish operations in the region.
What is the Collie Industrial Transition Fund?
The $200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund will support large-scale industrial projects that can provide long-term, sustainable jobs in Collie. The Fund aims to attract new and emerging industries as Collie transitions to new forms of industry and power generation. Funding may also be used to develop project-ready industrial land.
The Fund forms part of the WA Government’s $547.4 million Collie Transition Package announced in June 2022.
Who can apply for the Fund?
The Fund will target sectors that can demonstrate a clear economic benefit to Collie, as well as an ability to leverage Collie’s existing skilled workforce.
Priority sectors include:
- Green manufacturing or minerals processing
- Energy intensive industries
- Future clean energy industries
Proposals from other industries may be considered where they meet the stated objectives outlined in the EOI Guidelines.
Projects will be invited to formally apply to submit a Stage 1 application based on their ability to address the following criteria:
- Strength of alignment with the objectives of the Fund;
- Strength of alignment to one or more of the priority sectors;
- Demonstration of business and technology readiness;
- Ability to utilise transitioning workforce; and
- Evidence of co-funding capacity.
Total project value should be at least $4 million. Projects must include a funding contribution from the applicant that is a minimum, secured cash co-contribution of $1 for every $1 funded by the Fund. Funded activities are expected to have commenced within 12 months of funding approval. However, it is acknowledged that this will depend on the scale and complexity of eligible proposals.
For more information on the Fund’s eligibility requirements, the submission process, and assessment criteria, download the EOI Guidelines.
How to register your interest
Companies interested in the Collie Industrial Transition Fund are required to submit a maximum five-page pitch via the link below. The pitch must address the eligibility criteria outlined in the EOI Guidelines.
If your company's application demonstrates strong alignment to the Fund objectives, you will be invited to discuss the project in more detail. Suitable applicants will then be invited to formally apply for funding, known as Stage 1.