Funding Enables Orchard Expansion And Jobs At The Goulburn Valley

Funding Enables Orchard Expansion And Jobs At The Goulburn Valley

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford

Orchard Expansion Brings Jobs To The Goulburn Valley

Victor P Taffa

A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley is set to thrive, with funding announced today to expand, bringing new local jobs to the community.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the Andrews Government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more people.

“We’ve worked closely with this business to facilitate investment, which will create new jobs right in the Goulburn Valley.” Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford said.

 

“More jobs mean wages for locals, more money in the local economy, and flow on benefits for the whole community.”

Vigliaturo Orchards is a family-owned business in Ardmona that grows, packs and markets apples, pears and stone fruits and has received support from the State Government under the Regional Jobs Fund.

$1.8 Million expansion of its fruit packing and export facility has created 12 new full time equivalent jobs.

Project has doubled the size of the packing facility, developed additional cold storage and controlled atmosphere capacity, and enabled the purchase and installation of digital grading and packing technology.

Expansion and new technology will increase the company’s daily fruit handling and packing capability from 100 bins to 180 bins.

Andrews Government is supporting projects through its investment funds dedicated to regional Victoria, which focusses on building critical infrastructure, creating jobs, investing in communities and supporting new and emerging industries.

“Andrews Government is proud to invest in growing local jobs, and we’re delighted to make this investment in the Ardmona community. This is great news for Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley region.” Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.