The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Agromillora to help create 20 new jobs at Irymple in the state’s north-west.
Announcing the project at Irymple today, the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green, said the expansion by Agromillora, the Spanish propagator of fruit and nut trees for commercial growers, was a sign of confidence in regional Victoria.
The $3.9 million project will allow the company to boost production from the current level of 600,000 plants a year to a target of four million a year. Over three years it will add 20 new full time equivalent positions to the current 26 existing jobs.
Agromillora will build a new 6,800 square metre greenhouse and high density demonstration facility, expand and improve existing shade houses and construct a new tissue culture laboratory complex.
The project is also expected to support anticipated investment in 15,000 hectares of new almond plantings over the next five years in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia boosting a range of other businesses.
Today’s announcement follows another in August when Queensland-based liquid fertiliser manufacturer Nu received State Government funding support its new $3.26 million manufacturing facility at Koorlong, near Mildura.
The Government’s recently announced Regional promotes growth and a range of programs to support living, working and investing in regional Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green
“The Government has a firm commitment to encouraging and supporting development in Sunraysia as part of its broader focus on regional Victoria”.
“We want more innovative companies like Agromillora to be part of the development of regional Victoria and help to grow and diversify our economy. The food and fibre sector is a target area for the government as it offers enormous economic development and job prospects over the next decade.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021