The Precinct will explore the creation of a unique brand, trademark and relevant industry certification, which will enable it to become the one-stop shop for WA's agri-food community.
Synergies have been optimised between the Precinct and the State Government’s Bushfire Centre of Excellence. The Centre and Precinct will be situated next to one another with coordinated orientation of buildings and landscaping, joint parking areas and shared use of common facilities such as the Precinct's cafe and meeting rooms.
Research and Development
This centre will work with businesses on a range of initiatives across the value chain of food production to consumption.
- Deploying a focus on improving farm level productivity
- Efficient use of natural resources all the way to developing new or enhanced F&B products
- Better connecting the food-health nexus through innovation in the functional food domain
Creating reliable and safe supply chains that enhance WA’s food traceability and provenance will also be a focus.
A landing pad for businesses and entrepreneurs. The Innovation Centre will be a hub of activity where individuals create new business collaborations, monetise their services, ideate on opportunities and expand their networks domestically and internationally.
In addition to co-working spaces for small and medium enterprise and entrepreneurs, the Innovation Centre will connect vital services to F&B businesses ranging from Asia focused export services, market and consumer testing, new agri-technology transfer and application programs, government related services, business planning and financial services.
Recognising the need for the innovation focus to thrive, the R&D and Innovation Centre will build talent, new skills and capabilities through regular workshops, seminars and events.
The State will provide a significant investment to create a common-use Food Technology facility at the Production Centre. The facility is intended to house advanced food manufacturing equipment that will assist primary producers and help food and beverage businesses develop, test and produce new and improved products.
Working alongside the R&D and Innovation Centre, businesses will be able to test market demand and buyers, allowing them to invest with confidence in new large-scale commercial production lines.