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Bacchus Marsh employment precinct powers ahead


The Victorian Government is backing the growth of hundreds of jobs in the Bacchus Marsh region with a landmark investment in a new gas gate to attract new businesses.

The Government has invested $2.7 million towards the gas connection initiative from the $2.7 billion Building Works fund, established last year to stimulate jobs and investment across the state in response to the economic impacts of coronavirus.

The completed pipeline will double gas capacity to the Bacchus Marsh area and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2022. At 2,880 hectares, the site is more than 1,400 times the size of the MCG and will ultimately host 80 commercial properties with a focus on agribusinesses, including new processing facilities for L&G Meats.

The gas project is expected to enable Parwan Employment Precinct, 45 kilometres west of Melbourne, to attract businesses employing up to 1,500 workers over six years.

The City Gate Gas Connection project has been funded in partnership with the Moorabool Shire Council and L&G Meats.

The Labor Government’s Building Works package is providing immediate benefits to communities across the state, with more than half of the projects funded in rural and regional Victoria.

The shovel-ready projects will create jobs now and provide lasting benefits in response to the challenges brought about by coronavirus, drought, and bushfires.

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