Babies born at Peel Health Campus last week.
THE Shire of Murray is on the brink of securing $21.75 million for construction of a world-class agri-innovation precinct within Transform Peel’s Peel Business Park through the Federal Government’s Regional Growth.
The Shire was one of 16 successful applicants out of 300 in the first round and invited to submit a full business case.
The funds would be used to buy 2.5ha of land in the precinct and for construction of common-use infrastructure, including research facilities, cold storage, warehousing, packaging and distribution and incubator space.
An Enterprise Development Support Program will also be established to help with entrepreneurial training and access to export markets and development finance.
Shire President David Bolt said the precinct was a catalyst for the conditioning of the next generation into a highly skilled workforce to satisfy job requirements.
About 186 direct and indirect jobs would be created.
Brooke Martens, of Pinjarra, with twins Willow and Caleb Lorenzi, and Teagan Gallichan.
Hugh Jackson, of Ravenswood, with baby Siena Jackson.
Justin Lintott and Kimberley Quartermaine, of South Yunderup, with Lachlan.
Alex Brackens, of South Yunderup, with Jeremiah Noa (6) and baby Charli Noa.