A Western Australian brewery, Beerfarm, will expand production of its popular craft beer and build a new manufacturing facility at Halloran, near Warnervale.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Beerfarm would receive support from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund to develop a new site from scratch.
“The NSW Government is contributing $900,000 for Beerfarm to build a brewhouse, manufacturing facility, laboratory and packaging area at Halloran, with the project creating 47 full-time jobs over the next two years,” Mr Crouch said.
“This project also includes upgrades to town water connections, sewer mains and digital connectivity, all of which will pave the way for future jobs and business opportunities in the area.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 5,000 new direct jobs in regional NSW by providing incentives to expand and keep operations in regional areas.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of the State and providing support to companies like Beerfarm for their expansion plans helps to stimulate regional economies, boost livelihoods and create local jobs,” Mr Barilaro said.
Director of Beerfarm Craig Thomason said the funding provides an exciting opportunity to bring the Beerfarm brand to NSW, create new jobs and provide skills opportunities for young people on the Central Coast.
"Beerfarm will create a farm style, rural space for local people and families to enjoy. We look forward to collaborating with a diverse range of local businesses and producers in a sustainable way,” Mr Thomason said.
“We think of a brewery as a ‘community asset’ so we aim to build and create an exceptional venue and product range that the Central Coast will be proud of.
"We are humbled to receive this generous support from the NSW Government, and we greatly appreciate the Government’s vision and expertise which has made it possible to bring Beerfarm to the Central Coast.”