Local Projects to Benefit from Regional Job Creation Fund

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has announced over $1 million in funding for a total of six local projects under Round Two of the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.

Ms Cooke has congratulated three businesses in the Cowra and Grenfell region to receive funding under the latest round.

Conron Stockcrete of Grenfell has secured $100,000 to establish Stockcrete Metal Fabrication, allowing the business to produce all metal mould fabrication components in-house.

Mulyan Pty Ltd of Cowra has secured $140,000 for the installation of specialised dehydration technology for nutraceutical and other powered food production.

Another Cowra business has secured $180,000 for the construction and fit out of a new manufacturing facility, providing a bespoke facility for the manufacture of liquid organic and non-organic fertiliser products.

“It is fantastic this investment by NSW Government is expected to create an additional 23 jobs in the area,” Ms Cooke said.

“We value and support local business and this program presents a great opportunity for innovative businesses to gain the financial boost they need to expand.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the NSW Government’s $140 million Regional Job Creation Fund is on track to create over 6,500 new direct jobs in regional NSW by helping businesses expand production and provide incentives to move operations to the bush.

“The Regional Job Creation Fund continues to attract new investment from businesses and enable economic recovery across agriculture, manufacturing and tourism industries and ensure they continue to thrive now and into the future,” Mr Toole said.

“This fund allows businesses to fast-track their growth plans, expand their operations and creates a solid base for job creation in regional NSW.

“This funding exemplifies the NSW Government’s commitment to build robust regional economies, which is giving businesses, employees and their families confidence in the growth and prosperity of regional NSW.”

Under the Regional Job Creation Fund, eligible businesses could apply for grants to support the purchase of new equipment, expand facilities, create new iconic tourist experiences and visitor attractions or relocate businesses from out of state to regional NSW, which will lead to the creation of new jobs.

An additional $100 million for the Regional Job Creation Fund was included in the 2022/23 Budget. Further details will be available later in 2022.

For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/RJCF.