Online register launched to support WA’s battery industry

lithium mine
A lithium mine

The Western Australian Government has announced a new online register to help future battery industry proponents to access State or Commonwealth funding.

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.

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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.

WA Premier Mark McGowan says, “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.

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“The Funding Assistance Register recognises several existing funding programs and initiatives of my Government that are applicable to battery industry proponents.”

For more information, visit the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation’s website.