Allen’s lollies create sweet jobs in Broadford29/03/2023
More of Australia’s iconic Allen’s lollies will now be made in Victoria, thanks to an expansion of Nestlé’s manufacturing site at Broadford backed by the Victorian Government.
Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing today visited the Nestlé Broadford factory, home of Allen’s lollies, to announce support for the factory’s almost $12 million expansion through the Government’s Regional Jobs Fund.
The factory is the largest private employer in the Mitchell Shire and the project is set to create 9 new jobs and provide long-term job security for more than 200 existing employees.
The project will mean Allen’s chew lollies, including Minties, Red Ripperz and Sherbies, will now be manufactured in Broadford. It will add more than 2,000 tonnes of products each year to the factory’s current production of more than 20,000 tonnes.
The Allen’s brand is owned by Nestlé Australia and has been produced in Broadford since 1982, with the factory now operating 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Food manufacturing is one of the biggest industries in the Goulburn Valley, employing 3 times more people and growing 15 per cent faster than the Victorian average.
Since 2015, the Victorian Government has contributed more than $48 million towards projects in the Goulburn Valley through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.
Across the state, the Fund has invested more than $700 million since 2015 – supporting around 13,000 jobs and delivering 1,000 projects.
It’s part of the Government’s record investment of more than $36 billion in rural and regional Victoria since 2015. For more information go to Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.