Gold Coast manufacturers urged to apply for million-dollar State grants

LOCAL manufacturers are being urged to apply for grants of up to $2.5 million as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $40 million Made in Queensland program.

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the program enabled local manufacturers to improve their international competitiveness and create more jobs in the sunshine state.

Expressions of interest applications will be open for four weeks and close on 24 May 2018.


“Round two of the grants program has just been announced and I would like to see manufacturers from the Gold Coast region to follow the lead of round one recipients King Springworks and Mastercut technologies,” Ms Scanlon said.

“Mastercut Technologies is using their successful grant application to install a specialised CNC folding machine to boost their business allowing them to for the first time to complete a crucial function of its business in-house.”

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said eligible businesses will be assessed against a set of criteria and shortlisted.

“The shortlisted businesses will then be invited to make detailed applications for grants for their innovative projects from Made in Queensland,” Minister Dick said.

“To date, 46 Queensland companies from Burleigh to Cairns have been able to leapfrog to more advanced technology, improve productivity and create high value, knowledge-based jobs through the program.”

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