Double Boost for AMA

We are proud to be able to announce that AMA have been given an amazing opportunity to be mentored by leading consultancy GHD and have been awarded a huge grant of $54,699 by The Department of State Development through the Made in Queensland initiative to help us to grow our business over the next 12 months.

It is our intention to increase the capacity in the workshop, employ more people and commercialise new innovations out to the market place with the funding received.

The text that follows is the media release from the office of the Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines - The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

We would like to express our gratitude to the Department of State Development and the Made in Queensland team for this opportunity.

Sam Bevis
General Manager


Local company gains Queensland G’ment double boost to go to market

Sunshine Coast company Aluminium Balustrades North Coast has been boosted by a double dose of Palaszczuk Government incentives to grow international competitiveness and high-value, knowledge-based jobs.

Aluminium Balustrades North Coast has scored a $54,699 Made In Queensland grant and also will be mentored by leading consulting company GHD after making it through to the second stage of a ‘match-making service’ for engineering, construction and resources businesses.

“The mentoring program is about getting innovative products off the drawing board and into the marketplace to support growth and jobs,” Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said.

“Aluminium Balustrades North Coast will complete the program with the important market insights, information and directions they need to get their product to market.
“This business mentoring program is just one of the ways we are supporting our entrepreneurs to create job opportunities,” Dr Lynham said.

“It’s never easy to turn good ideas into profitable ventures, and our Advance Queensland philosophy is all about realising the potential of ideas.”

Aluminium Balustrades North Coast employs more than 40 people at its Warana facility on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Lynham said by the time the program finished in November, Aluminium Balustrades North Coast would have strategies and marketplace opportunities across industries, both locally and internationally, to commercialise its innovation.

The MIQ funding will be used to pursue innovative solutions and equipment, including 3D printing, scanning, design and engineering.

Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector already employs 169,000 people. The Palaszczuk Government has a 10-year plan to transition the state’s manufacturing sector to more advanced manufacturing high-paid, knowledge-based jobs.

The $20 million Made in Queensland program offers matching grants of between $50,000 and $2.5 million to manufacturers looking to adopt innovative processes and technologies to generate highly-skilled jobs and become more internationally competitive.

Manufacturers have to match the government grant monies dollar-for-dollar under the Made in Queensland Program.

Applications for EOIs for the second round of the mentoring program are now open. Applications close on 24 November at 5pm.

For more information and to apply visit

Watch Us Grow - Thanks to a Government Grant