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Agriculture

Boost For Bellarine’s Small-Scale Craft Producers

Four agribusinesses on the Bellarine have received grants through the State Government’s Small-Scale and Craft Program, designed to support business growth, create jobs and attract more visitors to enjoy locally made produce.

The businesses to receive the grants, were Adelia Fine Foods, Drysdale Cheeses, Lard Ass Pty Ltd and Missum Pty. Ltd.  The grants in total were over $70,000.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, in congratulating the four successful businesses said they were great examples of small scale and craft agribusinesses on the Bellarine established and managed by local people that bring much benefit to the region.

Ms. Neville said:

“The Bellarine is renowned for its high-quality premium produce and the State Government is pleased to support such agricultural businesses”.

“These are businesses that not only provide unique specialty produce, but create jobs, boost tourism and make regions like the Bellarine great places to live and visit.”

“The State Government recognises the enormous potential for small-scale and craft producers to expand their operations, that’s why its  backing the Small-Scale and Craft Program for local businesses.”

A total of 131 agribusinesses across the state have been awarded a Small-Scale and Craft Program grant as part of the $10.2 million program.

The Small-Scale and Craft Program delivers on the State Government’s 2018 election commitment to support small-scale food, beer and spirit producers from around the state to increase production and promote their unique local produce.

To find out more about the program, visit  http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/artisanag