More Jobs For The Valley

05 October 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is helping create 73 new full time jobs in the Latrobe Valley with the expansion of a meat processing facility in Trafalgar.

Visiting Victoria Valley Meat Exports, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today announced the company’s $1.2 million expansion to boost jobs and generate up to $54 million in additional exports per year. This is also expected to create 85 new indirect jobs for the local area.

The project is set to increase the cattle processing capacity of the facility to 1,200 head per week, providing an additional market for cattle producers in Gippsland.

This is the first project from our new Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund, which will support job creation as part of our $40 million Latrobe Valley Economic Development Program.

The fund is focused on fast-tracking projects that help existing companies grow and reach their full potential, as well as attracting new investment into the Valley.

A new dedicated Latrobe Valley economic development team has also been established to work alongside the community to deliver jobs and a stronger economic future.

The Labor Government is supporting the Latrobe Valley communities with around $220 million in new investments, including $130 million to upgrade schools, hospitals and roads.

To learn more about the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund, visit: Link

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“The Latrobe Valley is a proud group of communities and we certainly believe that its best days lie ahead.”

“The Labor Government will never abandon the Latrobe Valley and we’ll continue to work closely with locals to create jobs and secure the economic future that these communities rightly deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“Through our $40 million economic development program, we’re getting on with supporting job creating projects that boost the economic opportunities for these proud communities.”

“Victoria Valley Meats is the first of many projects in the pipeline that will help grow the Latrobe Valley economy, and create local jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“The expansion of Victoria Valley Meats with 73 new jobs is good news for jobs and for Gippsland's economy.”

“The Latrobe Valley is a great place to live, work and do business and we're working with communities throughout the region to drive momentum and opportunity.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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