Ballarat’s vision to provide an economic generator for business growth and jobs, moved a step closer today with the sod turning ceremony for a new Luv a Duck operation at the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWES).
“We’re very excited to welcome such a well- regarded, family-run Victorian business like Luv-A-Duck to this site,” Mayor Cr Ben Taylor said.
Luv a Duck, which produces duck-based food products, is expanding its operations with a $20million dollar facility in Ballarat that will create 30 ongoing jobs and add $10.5 million to our economy every year.
Cr Taylor said Council was confident that Luv a Duck would be the first of many world class food processing companies to see the benefits of the BWEZ location, which offers excellent transport connections.
He said the City was excited by the opportunities for further development at the BWEZ site under the government’s Circular Economy Recycling Victoria Policy released this week.
This is the catalyst for us now to forge ahead with plans for a Circular Economy Precinct including our all waste interchange, an energy recovery facility and innovation centre at this BWEZ location,” he said.
“There are very positive things planned in this space.”
Cr Taylor thanked Development Victoria and Regional Development Victoria for their commitment in seeing BWEZ delivered to the Ballarat community.
“Today is an important day for our City and indeed all those associated with Luv a Duck. We look forward to watching this operation flourish under the BWEZ banner.”