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World class olive mill to boost jobs in regional Victoria


Cobram Estate Olives’ new olive mill in Boort can process up to 100,000 tonnes of olives each season when at full capacity. This will allow the mill to produce more than 17 million litres of olive oil each year.

Nine olive processing lines are in operation with another 9 rolling out over the coming years as the olive grove matures. The project is creating 30 new full-time jobs.

Cobram Estate’s Boort mill is one of the largest of the Southern Hemisphere. The project helps to place northern Victoria on the map as a key player in the global olive oil industry.

New jobs at the mill will be filled across food production, processing and logistics areas. The jobs will add to Cobram Estate’s almost 120 workers across Victoria at its Lara, Boort and Boundary Bend sites.

A new plant at Cobram Estate’s Boundary Bend mill is also being installed and tested to create more olive-based products. The plant will dry and condition leftover fruit remaining after producing olive oil, turning it into food supplements, including antioxidants, fibre and Vitamin E products.

Any remaining by-products from the treatment plant will be made available for sale. It will be sold as stockfeed or used around the olive groves to condition soil, helping make the Boort site a clean and green farming operation.

Cobram Estate’s Boort site contains more than 1 million olive trees planted between 2000 and 2020.

Established in 1998, Cobram Estate is Australia’s largest olive grower, processor and marketer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. It operates in Australia and the USA and currently exports to 17 countries.

Cobram Estate’s extra virgin olive oils are found in supermarkets across Australia including Woolworths and Coles. The mill expansion and upgrade are part of our support for rural and regional Victoria through the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.