City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan urges people to continue supporting SPC Ardmona after yesterday’s funding announcement, but also warns it could mean less jobs in the future.CHLOE WARBURTON August 21, 2014 5:15am
Reaction: City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan speaks about SPC Ardmona's investment decision yesterday.
Cr Houlihan welcomed the $100
‘‘In times where there appears to be limited support for Australian companies, it is a credit to the Australian-owned Coca-Cola Amatil to invest in the Australian food manufacturing industry,’’ Cr Houlihan said.
Cr Houlihan said the new expansion plan would mean SPC Ardmona would have to change and create more efficient ways to manufacturing, as well as dropping some of their current lines.
‘‘There will be less lines, less products and they’ll try to achieve more efficiencies .
‘‘The upside is they’re still here, but it is definitely not the same .
‘‘On the other hand, they’re still here and they’re going to be going ahead with some new lines, but not all of the lines they wished to have.’’
Cr Houlihan stood by the council decision to not close Andrew Fairley Ave and said it was up to Coca-Cola Amatil and SPC Ardmona to make their plan work, and praised them for continuing their commitment to the Goulburn Valley.
‘‘The accolades should really go to them now because in a difficult situation, they possibly could’ve packed up and gone away, but they’ve stuck with us and I think they’ve made a really great statement on our behalf that they do believe this could work, and we have to be along with them,’’ she said.
‘‘What people must do is understand SPC Ardmona were not able to do a plan that would be best for their future, but they have come up with another one and we believe that is worthy of great praise and recognition.’’
Shepparton coach Brad Campbell and his young Bears are looking forward to tackling the might of Kyabram at Deakin Reserve in Goulburn Valley Football League.
With Dookie sitting fourth on the ladder the Bears expected a hard contest on their home deck and when they kicked the first two goals it was game on.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
Ross Morgan’s dreams of reliving his go kart racing days with his son have been shattered.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
Ky export gets first Navy Blues win.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Moira Shire Council has adopted its 2015-16 budget, but perceived unfairness in the allocation of funding meant it was not passed unanimously.
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The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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