Gas connection works

The recently completed Parwan City Gate Gas Connection Project is set to attract new industrial business, bringing a range of new job opportunities to the precinct. 

The project will provide gas to the Parwan Employment Precinct and the wider Bacchus Marsh area, attracting more private agribusiness investment due to readily available access to gas.

The City Gas Gate Connection is enabling businesses like asset management company Parwan & Co to get involved in the establishment of the precinct, aiming to create a new agriculture and agribusiness hub in Parwan.

Located between the Bacchus Marsh Aerodrome and Western Water Treatment Plant, the precinct is expected to generate up to 1,500 full-time jobs within six years. The precinct contains companies that will produce pet food, animal feed and tallow for biofuel.

Victorian Minister for Regional Development, Harriet Shing, announced the completion of the project, which was delivered through a $2.7 million investment under the Victorian Government’s Building Works package, along with additional support from Moorabool Shire Council and local business, L & G Meats.

“This new gas connection will enable more businesses to be established in the Parwan Employment Precinct, helping create more jobs and stimulate regional Victoria’s agriculture industry,” Ms Shing said. 

Parwan already facilitates local businesses like mushroom producer Parwan Valley Mushrooms and freight company Graeme Spargo Transport.

The Building Works package is designed to provide immediate benefit to communities across the state, with more than half the projects in rural and regional Victoria.

Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, said the Parwan Employment Precinct will provide a major boost to the economic and employment growth potential for Bacchus Marsh.

“By transforming this part of Parwan into an agribusiness hub, we expect there to be more opportunities for locals to work closer to home at the precinct,” Mr McGhie said. 

Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle, said “It’s great to have more employment opportunities for our local community and continue to stimulate our agriculture industry.”

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