Regional Development Victoria Delivering for Rural and Regional Victoria logo

Boosting jobs and businesses in Castlemaine


Workspace Australia’s small business hub is now complete in Castlemaine. Up to 40 local businesses will be able to operate out of the new space.

The new hub created 40 local jobs during construction and will deliver an additional 80 jobs when the hub is up and running.
The Castlemaine hub will have a focus on supporting food manufacturing businesses. The hub has commercial kitchen workspaces available that have been tailor made for the craft food sector.

The project was backed by $3 million investment from the Victorian Government.

Some businesses have already moved in such as award-winning local pudding makers ‘Pud For All Seasons’. Other companies that will call the space home include Woodley’s Pies and electrical engineering company Electrologix.

Workspace Australia is a charity organisation that offers training, employment and business development opportunities for people across Central Victoria through its business hubs.

The charity manages hubs in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Donald, Dunolly, Eaglehawk, Gisborne, Kinglake and Maldon. It aims to improve employment for socially disadvantaged people.