Dairy innovation centre announced

Monday, 11 September, 2006

Victoria's status as the capital of the nation's dairy industry will be further enhanced with the opening of a new dairy innovation centre designed to place Australia at the forefront of world dairying innovation and thinking.

Dairy companies and research investors across the country have joined forces and pledged to invest at least $15 million into the centre over the next three years.

The Dairy Process Engineering Centre, Australian Starter Culture Research Centre, UHT Centre, Australian Cheese Technology Program, and Dairy Ingredients Group of Australia will provide a foundation for the centre.

The centre will be located at Werribee in Victoria and will open for business in January.

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