Maffra Farm House Cheese to expand production

• Bull and O’Brien announce $150,000 to grow Maffra Farm House Cheese • Project creates 15 new jobs and secures 30 existing jobs • Victorian Coalition Government investing in regional businesses

The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will support Maffra Farm House Cheese to expand, boosting production and creating 15 new local jobs.

In Tinamba today, Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs and Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull announced the Coalition Government would invest $150,000 from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to support a $400,000 expansion.

Mr Bull said the $400,000 project would enable the company to introduce specialised cheese manufacturing plant and equipment, upgrade on-site infrastructure and provide additional cheese maturation facilities.

He said the Coalition Government investment would also enable the company to expand its cheese cutting and packaging facilities.

“The Coalition Government’s $150,000 investment will support Maffra Farm House Cheese to grow, creating new jobs for Gippslanders,” Mr Bull said.

“The company has been producing specialty cheese for more than 30 years, and its growing reputation as one of Victoria’s best cheese producers has seen a significant increase in demand for its products.

“As the local Member of Parliament, I am proud to be in Maffra today to announce this significant Coalition Government investment.”

Maffra Cheese Company's master cheese maker, Ferial Zekiman, said the Coalition government has been very supportive of our business, allowing Maffra Cheese to expand into new markets and increase employment opportunities for local people.

“This investment will help Maffra Cheese boost sales of its award winning cheese, enabling even more people to experience this wonderful Gippsland product, both locally and internationally,” she said.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O’Brien joined Mr Bull in Maffra to announce the Coalition Government funding, and said the expansion would create 15 new jobs and secure the jobs of the company’s existing 30 employees.

He said it would also enable the company to grow exports.

 “Having more local produce on more supermarkets shelves not only enhances the reputation of Maffra Farm House Cheese, it further enhances the reputation of Gippsland as a leading food pro