March 12, 2014  |  Adjournment

SPC Ardmona

Raised with: Minister for Manufacturing

Raised by: Mr Somyurek

Raised on: 4 February 2014

REPLY:

On 13 February 2014, SPC Ardmona and the Victorian
coalition government jointly announced a $100 million new investment in SPC
Ardmona’s Shepparton food processing facility.

The project includes a $22 million co-investment
from the Victorian coalition government.

This $100 million project will result in the
transformation and modernisation of SPC Ardmona’s Shepparton facility and has
secured the future of SPC Ardmona in the Goulburn Valley.

The announcement is in addition to initiatives
previously announced by the Government in relation to the decision in April
2013 by SPC Ardmona to greatly reduce the intake of fruit in the Goulburn
Valley. These initiatives include the Fruit Industry Employment Program,
establishment of the Goulburn Valley Taskforce, and the $5 million Goulburn
Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund designed to facilitate new investment
and job creation in the region.