New website for expanding rural food manufacturers
A new website designed to help food and beverage manufacturers expand their businesses, or invest in rural Victoria, has been launched.
The Rural Councils Victoria website showcases opportunities for companies across the region, and provides the contact details of knowledgeable council employees to assist businesses.
“Rural Victoria offers food and beverage manufacturers and their employees benefits that just can’t be found in metropolitan areas or in regional cities,” said Rural Councils Victoria Chair, Cr Mary-Ann Brown.
“There is a wide range of industrial landholdings, land and buildings that are much more affordable, no encroaching residential development to limit expansion plans, no traffic congestion and large buffers from other activities.
“With Melburnians continuing to leave the city for a better way of life, rural Victoria also offers workers and their families a wide variety of lifestyle choices, amenities and access to the range of services they need.
“ABS data shows that Victoria’s food and beverage manufacturing sectors had a $4.8 billion growth in revenue with $1.9 billion, or 38%, of this revenue growth based in rural Victoria.
“This trend provides food and beverage manufacturers with an amazing opportunity to grow their operations and rural Victoria is open for business,” Brown said.
The website provides information about industrial assets across rural Victoria, including:
- Location (town and council)
- Type (land, greenfield, brownfield)
- Value: relative sales prices from the Victorian Valuer-General
- Contact details for the councils in which the assets are located
- Informative interactive maps of locations
- Downloadable database of all assets across rural Victoria
- Information on economic trends for food and beverage manufacturing in rural Victoria
The website address is: http://ruralcouncilsvictoria.rezme.com/available-land.
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