The Andrews Labor Government is backing the growth of hundreds of jobs in the Bacchus Marsh region with a landmark investment in a new gas gate to attract new businesses.
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas joined Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle, Member for Melton Steve McGhie and local business leaders to see early City Gate Gas Connection Project works at the Parwan Employment Precinct.
The Labor Government has invested $2.7 million towards the gas connection initiative from the $2.7 billion Building Works fund, established last year to stimulate jobs and investment across the state in response to the economic impacts of coronavirus.
The completed pipeline will double gas capacity to the Bacchus Marsh area and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2022. At 2,880 hectares, the site is more than 1,400 times the size of the MCG and will ultimately host 80 commercial properties with a focus on agribusinesses, including new processing facilities for L&G Meats.