Jobs boost for regional Victoria as part of West Gate Tunnel project
Victoria’s largest precast concrete manufacturing facility will be built in Benalla this year to supply major Victorian infrastructure projects.
The new $60 million facility will create 400 jobs and provide a massive boost to the local economy.
The factory will be operated by local businesses and will supply precast concrete for major projects including the West Gate Tunnel.
The factory will be capable of producing up to 1,500 tonnes of concrete product per day at peak capacity.
Benalla’s access to road and rail infrastructure means the facility is well placed to supply future Victorian and interstate projects, creating ongoing economic benefits to Benalla and surrounding communities.
The West Gate Tunnel Project will provide an estimated $11 billion boost to the Victorian economy, creating 6,000 new jobs.
Construction of the Benalla precast facility is due to commence in March 2018, and it will be fully operational from October 2018.