SPC Ardmona is seeking $25 million in assistance from the federal and Victorian governments. A panel has been appointed to advise the government.DARREN LINTON December 4, 2013 9:29am
Former Labor industry minister Greg Combet has been appointed to advise the Federal Coalition Government on assistance for SPC Ardmona.
The panel also includes Telstra chairwoman Catherine Livingstone and respected businessman Dick Warburton.
The fruit-processing company is seeking $25 million in assistance from the federal and Victorian governments.
In a bid to remain viable, SPC has cut contracts with suppliers, forcing some growers into bankruptcy.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says the panel will provide him with independent advice on SPC's specific request for assistance.
SPC's parent company, Coca-Cola Amatil, says it will invest $50 million and use the combined funds to consolidate factories and develop more innovative food-processing lines.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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