Investment boost for agriculture businesses & hospitality sector

By Our Reporter
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The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s agriculture businesses get their world-class produce onto more tables, while also supporting the skilled hospitality workers who service our booming food and drink sector.

Acting Minister for Trade and Investment Danny Pearson today visited Patient Wolf Distilling Co in Southbank to announce a $31.2 million investment in the programs that promote Victorian producers.

Victorian distillers, wine makers and their communities will benefit from a further $10 million in funding for the Distillery Door program and $5 million for the Wine to the World program, an official press release said.

These programs support industry growth, skills development and domestic and international market expansion, while further strengthening regional towns as a tourism destination.

The Labor Government will continue to deliver hospitality scholarships through a $5 million investment, ensuring Victoria’s food and beverage industry is equipped with skilled workers.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be provided to regional and metropolitan students, supporting them to succeed in their new careers while providing a much-needed workforce boost for our hospitality sector.

Underpinning Victoria’s world class food and drink industries are the ingredients grown by Victorian farmers.

To help our farmers continue to grow the high-quality produce they are known for, a $3 million funding package will be delivered over the next three years to address key farm safety risks, the release added.

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