Victorian Government announces $10m for new food and fibre manufacturing precinct in the Latrobe Valley

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The Victorian Government will provide $10 million in funding to fast-track a new food manufacturing hub in the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland.

At 89 hectares, the Morwell Food Manufacturing Precinct will be able to accommodate up to 44 prime industrial lots – with the potential to support 1,700 ongoing manufacturing jobs once up and running.

Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas said the new precinct is located next to a Bega Cheese fresh yogurt processing facility, which demonstrates the commercial viability of food manufacturing in the region.

“We promised to back Latrobe Valley workers and that’s what we’re doing – the investments we have made will deliver the services and support locals need, while at the same time creating new local jobs,” the Minister added.

“This $10 million project will boost vital manufacturing capacity and act as a catalyst for wider economic development and jobs growth.”

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