TATURA Milk Industries (TMI) has just gained an extra 2.6 hectares of land to allow the local dairy manufacturing company to grow and secure it’s future in Tatura, after the Victorian Coalition Government sold it the land.
The land, which was rezoned from railway land to a Special Use Zone dedicated to milk processing to ensure development could proceed without delay.
Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan said, “TMI, which produces 80,000 tonnes of dairy products annually, has outgrown its existing facility, with little room on site to expand.
“The current factory is operating at maximum capacity and any plans to develop the facility could only proceed once nearby land was secured.”
The Nationals candidate for Shepparton, Greg Barr said, “TMI are vital to the local economy, employing 435 full time employees and contributing $163M per year to local farmers through milk payments
“The Coalition Government is working alongside local manufacturers such as TMI to ensure they continue to operate in regional and rural Victoria and continue to support local jobs and local farmers.”