Eden-Monaro benefits from regional funding boost

Media Release

JM023/2018

21 February 2018

Joint release with:

Jim Molan

Senator for new South Wales

  • Eden-Monaro projects announced under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages
  • $220 million initiative stimulates job creation and investment in regional Australia
  • Seven projects across the Eden-Monaro electorate creating over 70 jobs

The Eden-Monaro business community is set for a boost from seven projects under the Turnbull Coalition Government's Regional Jobs and Investment Package creating over 70 jobs.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the projects would generate 35 jobs during construction and more than 35 ongoing.

“After an extensive assessment process involving strong community input, seven projects totalling almost $1.6 million will be delivered providing residents with a range of employment and investment opportunities,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Unlike Shorten Labor, the Turnbull Coalition Government is committed to strengthening regional Australia.

“It's essential we help regions like the New South Wales South Coast unlock their potential by investing in key projects that support their economic future.

“This $220 million pilot program being rolled out in 10 regions across the nation is designed to diversify regional economies, particularly those that have undergone large structural changes, to help drive economic growth and jobs.”

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the Turnbull Coalition's investment in local communities encouraged further local spending and investing—underpinning more jobs for the region.

“The Coalition Government is focussed on delivering a strong economy and thanks to this package, we have been able to partner with the private sector to deliver almost $5 million to the local economy,” Senator Molan said.

“Thanks to a near-$600,000 investment, Ryefield Enterprises will expand the operations of Ryefield Hops farm, allowing them to be commercially competitive in the Australian hop and craft beer industry.

“We'll also see projects such as the construction of additional poultry housing and feeding facilities, production of custom made hearses, an ice-cream manufacturing facility and a range of other projects—all of which will provide jobs and support the region for years to come.”

Successful projects under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages: NSW South Coast

Successful RecipientProjectGrant Approved
Ryefield Enterprises Pty Ltd Construction a hops trellis system, associated infrastructure and equipment expanding the operations of Ryefield Hops farm. $598,895
Barrabarroo Agventures Pty Ltd Construction of additional poultry housing and feeding facilities, fit out of an existing building for egg grading, a day-old brooding facility for sustainable replenishment stock, a fodder system for sustainable on-farm feed, a poultry abattoir for value-add processing of retired laying hens (to be opened up to other businesses in the region) and a pastured poultry meat bird operation. $258,843
Hammond Conversions Pty Ltd The project will increase the production of custom made hearses for the funeral industry throughout Australia, and anticipates exporting hearses overseas by 2019. The project activities include design a new ‘Elegance’ hearse range; engage a specialist consultant to advise on the production process; extend the existing factory to accommodate a design and construction area for the new hearse; and purchase and install new equipment to manufacture the new hearse. $222,001
Fallow Holdings Pty Ltd Construction of an ice cream manufacturing facility, courtyard seating upgrades and redesign of the current milk bar, coffee station and cheese tasting area. The construction of the facility will include installation of various ice cream manufacturing equipment, and fit out for the operational and visitor education components of the facility. $187,846
North Eden Timber Pty Ltd Replacement and upgrade of the existing timber processing line and incorporate new equipment to utilise waste into a saleable product to be marketed locally, interstate and potentially internationally. $132,077
J W Pointon & Son Pty Ltd Purchase and installation of new cabinet making plant equipment; installation of signage on the company's truck fleet and building; and upgrade its 3D design and production software. $125,000
Sapphire Coast Tourism Ltd The Sapphire Coast Tourism Future Program will provide a program of training and skills development including innovation and business development to support tourism operators in growing their business and increasing visitor numbers. $74,750