Helping create a new home and more jobs for Kooka’s05/06/2018
One of Victoria’s most loved regional businesses, Kooka’s Country Cookies in Donald is relocating and expanding its biscuit manufacturing facility in Donald, with support from a Victorian Government grant.
Through the government’s Regional Jobs Fund – Investment Attraction program, support has been contributed to the company’s $1.7 million investment, and will create 11 new full-time-equivalent jobs for the business.
The grant will contribute to the company’s new site (not purchase of land) which will include an additional production line and an area for making gluten free biscuits.
The new facility will include an additional amenities block and maintenance shed, and will feature energy saving technology.
Donald has a population of around 1,500 and not only is Kooka’s an important employer, it is a key tourism attraction for the town, providing added significance to the local economy.
Kooka’s was established in 1990 and is owned by 15 shareholders, the majority of whom live in Donald.
The Victorian Government is supporting projects like Kooka’s Country Cookies through the $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, which focusses on building critical infrastructure, creating jobs, investing in communities and supporting new and emerging industries.