Support for the dairy industry through the sale of Murray Goulburn02/02/2018
RDV is well known for its work in helping businesses to explore opportunities in regional Victoria, expand their operations, or relocate from Melbourne to a regional centre, but it also devotes significant time and effort to supporting businesses when the going gets tough.
Last year, the sale of Murray Goulburn impacted dairy farmers and business all along the value chain and RDV actively looked for ways to help the dairy industry through the uncertain times.
When Murray Goulburn’s announced plans to cut more than 50 jobs from its Leongatha plant, the RDV Gippsland team worked closely with Burra Foods to secure a $24.5 million expansion of Burra Foods in Korumburra in a project that protects 39 jobs.
The project involves the development of an infant-formula canning and packing line at Korumburra, representing a significant new investment in manufacturing and value adding in the Victorian dairy industry.
The expansion will allow Burra Foods to export infant formula direct to the Chinese market and will also enable increased production of other powdered milk products.
Burra Foods is the largest employer in Korumburra and an important business for the South Gippsland economy and RDV was instrumental in securing this major investment for the region and the dairy industry.