Regional Development Victoria

Jobs for Stawell with abattoir expansion


The Victorian Government is getting on with creating employment opportunities in Stawell, with the announcement today of 30 new jobs at the Frewstal abattoir, the towns largest private sector employer.

The Government’s support of the Frewstal abattoir expansion, which is now in the final stages of construction, will safeguard more than 450 existing jobs in Stawell.

The Government has invested $500,000 in the $1 million project to construct new truck access facilities, refurbish the stockyard, build elevated walkways and install a new guardhouse and boom gates.

A commitment was also made to support the expansion in recognition of Frewstal’s role as the town’s largest private sector employer and the importance of keeping the business strong in the face of other employment challenges in Stawell.

The expansion project has created opportunities for Frewstal to increase its meat exports to the Middle East, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United States of America.

This project is part of the Government’s $21.9 million landmark plan to create local jobs and secure Stawell’s future.

The State Government recently backed the Jobs For Stawell online platform which went live this week. Jobs For Stawell is a central portal for both businesses and job seekers to use not only to fill jobs in the area, but also find advice and resources to assist in the job application and interview process.

The online portal is now live and can be accessed at

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