Victoria Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
Cementing A Jobs Boost For Echuca
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today officially opened a new Product Innovation Science Lab Centre in Echuca, to complement E.B Mawson & Son’s Concrete and quarrying business.
Andrews Government has underwritten the development of the new centre, which will boost jobs and productivity, with a $75,000 grant from the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.
“We’re proud to be a part of a project that supports the construction industry, generates jobs, creates innovative products and promotes economic growth in regional Victoria.” Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said.
“The new science lab is set to provide a significant boost to the Echuca region and has strong support from the local community.”
Funding will support construction, purchasing lab equipment systems, IT, and safety equipment, project management, design and approvals.
Product Innovation Science Lab Centre, which will boost production, save costs, enable quicker response times and generate product innovation, will create 8 new full time jobs, bringing the company’s total workforce to 338.
“Andrews Government is investing in real employment opportunities that sustain and grow our local economies this is a prime example of a company that will help the Echuca community thrive.” Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.
Investment will provide a boost in business and construction for Echuca, which means more jobs for the region across the supply chain.
Construction is due to commence in February 2017, with completion expected by August 2017.
E.B. Mawson & Sons Proprietary Limited is a publicly listed company established in regional Victoria in 1912 with 13 quarry sites and 29 concrete plants across Victoria.
Product Innovation Science Lab Centre will enable Mawson’s to test and review materials, products and control measures for new and existing customers in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Andrews Government is getting on with supporting initiatives across regional and rural Victoria that build critical infrastructure, create jobs, help create dynamic communities and support new and emerging industries.