Labor Supporting Infrastructure and Jobs in Euroa

The Andrews Labor Government is driving job creation and growth in Euroa through a number of key infrastructure projects.

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, visited Euroa today to officially open the Euroa Conference and Function Centre and reaffirm the Labor Government’s $500,000 commitment to upgrade the Euroa Saleyards.

The Euroa Conference and Function Centre project has seen a small community space transformed into a multipurpose venue to support the local community and the region’s food, wine, equine and tourism industries.

The revamped centre will be a vital economic asset in the region and has already proved valuable by engaging local contractors during its construction.

Visiting the Euroa Saleyards, Ms Pulford said the Labor Government’s $500,000 commitment for the second stage of the upgrade would support jobs and drive economic growth across the region.

Each of the 14 annual sale days currently generate up to $2 million and employ about 25 local people, generating $77,000 in indirect annual benefits for local businesses.

The Stage 1 upgraded was funded by the Strathbogie Shire Council and included partial roofing and improving stock pens.

Stage 2 will be delivered through the Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund  and will support additional work including relocation of power lines, further upgrades to the yards, and finalising all roofing.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford

“These vital projects will deliver jobs, boost the local economy and attract more visitors to Euroa.”

“The conference centre will not only support local community groups it will help grow the region’s food, wine, equine and tourism industries.”

 “Through our $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund we’ll invest in projects that support job creation, population growth and grow industry in regional Victoria.”

 

5th March 2015

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