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$320 million investment for new agricultural HQ in WA

THE Western Australian Government has allocated $320 million to fund a new world-class biosecurity and research facility in Perth to help the state's agricultural industry.

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Director General DPIRD, Heather Brayford, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Alannah MacTiernan,  WA Premier, Mark McGowan and Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University, Andrew Deeks, officially announce $320 million in funding to build a new research centre in WA.

Director General DPIRD, Heather Brayford, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Alannah MacTiernan, WA Premier, Mark McGowan and Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University, Andrew Deeks, officially announce $320 million in funding to build a new research centre in WA.

The facility, for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), will be built on Mudoch University's Perth campus, featuring modern laboratory and technical workspaces for about...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

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