March 22, 2018

Creating Jobs And Supporting The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is creating new jobs and helping Latrobe Valley businesses grow.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing toured Steelvision in Morwell to announce $1.5 million in funding for six businesses – creating 110 new jobs.

Steelvision is one of the companies that is receiving funding, which will go towards a $3.6 million investment to set up a new precast concrete and manufacturing facility in Morwell with a focus on high security products which will create more than 50 new jobs.

Other companies that will receive funding include Radford & Son, Gippsland CNC, Elite Pack, Quality Motorcycle Training, and Gippsland Greenhouse Produce.

The Labor Government has created over 570 jobs and helped to generate over $50 million of private investment in the region through the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund.

This fund is in addition to the Labor Government’s $266 million transition package for the Latrobe Valley, which is supporting economic growth and creating new jobs.

The Labor Government has made record investments in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland, with projects including the Gippsland Line Upgrade, Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct and Latrobe Valley GovHub.

To learn more about the Fund, visit rdv.vic.gov.au/lveff.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“We said we’d create jobs, drive investment and grow the Latrobe Valley’s economy – that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

“There’s a lot to be proud of in the Latrobe Valley and these new jobs show the momentum that’s being created right through the region.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Our work to drive investment, jobs and growth to the Valley continues, and this announcement  is a vote of confidence in the Latrobe Valley workers, industries and businesses. We are providing as many opportunities for growth as we can, and the results are increasingly positive.”

“We’re proud of the skills and expertise we have here in the Valley and we are working hard to drive hundreds of new jobs into the region under this unique fund.”