Benalla manufacturer to get help from Vic gov

The Victorian state government is helping a family owned Benalla manufacturer manage its energy costs, boost its productivity and secure local jobs.

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes visited D & R Henderson last week to announce the Victorian state  government’s support that will help the company commission a $1.3 million upgrade of its timber flake dryer system.

The upgrade will ensure the local manufacturer of softwood timber, particleboard and melamine laminated products can continue to employ 185 staff, increase its production capacity and cut its carbon footprint.

“We’re investing millions in renewable energy projects across the state to boost supply, reduce prices and ensure Victorians have access to affordable, reliable and clean energy,” said Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio.

The Victorian state government has said that it has committed $90 million in additional funding through the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to attract new businesses to Victoria and help existing businesses expand.