The Western Australian Government has announced a new online register to help future battery industry proponents from a wide range of industries access state or commonwealth funding for their projects.
Proponents include mining and processing companies, manufacturers, research groups, renewable energy companies and small to medium enterprises that are involved in the battery value chain.
The register is part of the Future Battery Industry Strategy’s vision to create a world-leading, sustainable, value-adding future battery industry in Western Australia by 2025.
Developed by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, the Funding Assistance Register will aid current and potential future battery industry proponents to identify State or Commonwealth Government funding programs and assistance for their projects.
The register demonstrates continuing efforts by the State Government to implement the Future Battery Industry Strategy to achieve economic growth, diversification and job creation in Western Australia’s local future battery industry.
Premier Mark McGowan said that the unprecedented growth of the future battery industry represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Western Australia.
“Our Future Battery Industry Strategy aims to harness that opportunity to grow the economy and create jobs.
“My government is actively supporting Western Australians and creating jobs by providing funding through State Government funding programs. This includes the Local Capability Fund, which is designed to assist and grow our local industries.
“The Funding Assistance Register recognises several existing funding programs and initiatives of my government that are applicable to battery industry proponents.”