South Gippsland is already a key location for food processing and is famous for its dairy and beef production. Recent infrastructure developments and the availability of high quality agricultural land with consistent rainfall, make it the ideal place for future food investment.
The two largest towns have access to natural gas, major improvements to telecommunications and roads and new access to potable water supplies. Horticultural and artisanal producers from other locations, constrained by residential encroachment, are finding South Gippsland the perfect place to establish their businesses for future growth.
These benefits are combined with strong local support businesses in the transport and engineering sectors and strong accessibility to Melbourne and international markets.
South Gippsland is within one hours drive of the Melbourne’s eastern suburbs
Consistent rainfall and new access to potable water through Lance Creek reservoir are ideal for food production
Strong local networks are already established to support the food production sector
Over $1 billion output in Agriculture and Food Processing
3000 jobs or over a quarter of South Gippsland jobs are directly involved in food production
Horticulture is a $50 million local industry
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