The forefront of food

Abundant opportunity to transform locally-grown produce into high-value products. Poised to meet global demand – especially from Asia – for premium offerings including healthier foods and beverages with smaller environmental footprints and paddock-to-plate traceability.

End-to-end supply chain

Established infrastructure, significant government investment, and a pipeline of skilled workers through local unis and TAFEs provides the competitive edge to meet the full cycle of demands: from research and development, through design, production, logistics and services, to end-of-life management.

Industrial land at the ready

Primed to meet growth with industrial-zoned land readily available across diverse landscapes, suited to a range of business types and sizes. Well-serviced by existing power and water networks; proactive towards implementing renewable technologies. Strong freight networks and logistics capabilities.

Established reputation for excellence

Over 160 years of manufacturing heritage backs up diverse operations and a drive to continuously improve to maintain the sector’s significant strength. The region's keen to attract enterprises embracing 'Industry 4.0' technologies, digital systems, and sustainable practises that further innovation and growth across an already thriving value chain.

Case Studies

Manufacturing and Engineering in Loddon Mallee

Manufacturing is a $30B per year industry in Victoria and a cornerstone of economic prosperity for our future. Learn why Loddon Mallee is the region of choice for these manufacturing success stories.

Australian Eatwell – Automation innovation in food production

“Australian Eatwell benefits by developing innovative products and production methods. It develops the need for new technologies and innovation in production, marketing and financial control.” – Graham Harris, Financial Controller

Sonac – Best practise for best results

“Sonac has engaged a local university to challenge what we do. We look forward to sharing the findings as well as leveraging best practises from our sister companies.” – Simon Cox, Managing Director

Warral Maldon – Attracting more worker bees with honey

“Moving to a regional area is well worth considering. Land is readily available, there are cheaper set-up costs, and councils are supportive. We have excellent communities to draw on with a diverse range of networks to tap into, and activities to be involved in.” – Lindsay Callaway, Owner and Managing Director

Long Paddock Cheese – French style cheese with an Australian identity

“Castlemaine, Bendigo, and the numerous villages around them, have developed into a vibrant creative hub, attracting a real foodie and arts-based culture.” – Alison Lansley, Managing Director

Newearth – Building a legacy

“Newearth Constructions is a family-owned business with a long and proud history in providing civil engineering contracting and road construction from Romsey in Central Victoria.” – Mick McCarthy, General Manager

Saluté Oliva – Certified organic produce

“Saluté Oliva is a family owned and operated business specialising in producing premium extra virgin olive oil and table olives for the connoisseur.” – Marlies and Peter Eicher, Owner-operators

True Foods – Expanding opportunities in Australian food manufacturing

“We see a future where multiple food businesses operate from our Maryborough site.” – Mark Thurlow, Managing Director

Echuca Distillery – Pure ingredients, pure spirits

“Crafted and bottled in the legendary river port town of Echuca Moama, our craft spirits are 100% pure thanks to a combination of naturally derived botanicals, the best ingredients we can source and the ancient craft of distilling.” – David De Vries, Founder/Creative Director

Global Rotomoulding – Moulding the future

“We have a deep knowledge of agriculture and the way that roto-moulding could help and change the agricultural sector. It only made sense for us to start Global in an area that is in the heart of the agricultural area in Victoria.” – Larissa Lloyd-Ward, Director

Hay Australia – Farmer to farmer

“Hay Australia aims to be a key business partner with oaten hay importers across the North Asian and Middle Eastern Regions, providing high quality fodder to a growing range of customers.” – Geoff Walker, Operations Manager

Kyvalley – Five generations of transformation

“The business has significantly benefited from adopting innovative solutions, through reduced costs and improved market access compared to competitors.” – Joanna Savva, General Manager, Sales and Marketing

Cann Group – Building a future for medical cannabis in Australia

“We actively seek out innovation. It’s allowed us to have one of the most advanced greenhouses in the world, established right here in Mildura.” – Russell McGifford, Operations Manager


Manufacturing & Engineering highlights

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Learn more about Manufacturing and Engineering in Loddon Mallee. These industry-specific resources provide further information to support your business.

Regional Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Plan

SourceVictorian State Government

A regional roadmap for skills in advanced manufacturing and engineering in the Loddon Campaspe region – the southern regional partnership of the Loddon Mallee.

Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council - Blueprint for the Future

SourceVictorian State Government

Victoria’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council is helping to shape the future of Victoria’s advanced manufacturing industry.