A Wyong based company will duplicate its production line, helping to boost its capacity and meet the growing demand for its fresh, frozen and readymade gourmet meals, thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a $2 million grant will enable Cordina Food Group to purchase equipment for a second end-to-end cooking line, creating 100 full time jobs, including apprenticeships and training opportunities.
“The expanded production line will help meet the surge in demand for Cordina’s gourmet poultry items that are sold throughout national supermarket chains and by local food retailers,” Mr Crouch said.
“Established in 1948, Cordina Food Group is Australia’s oldest chicken company, and this funding will help it thrive well into the future with production boosted by 100 per cent.
“The company’s expansion and extra processing capacity will give greater confidence and certainty to Cordina’s suppliers, which includes a number of contract chicken growers and local poultry farmers.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and helping companies like Cordina Food Group expand its operations will help stimulate regional economies, boost livelihoods and create local employment opportunities.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the $130 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to create more than 6,500 new direct jobs in regional NSW by providing incentives to expand and keep operations in regional areas.
“Providing businesses with the opportunity to fast track their growth plans and expand their operations means they can increase their production, attract more investment and create new jobs today, which is great news for the local economy,” Mr Toole said.
“Setting businesses up for success helps the local community grow and new jobs mean more people earning a wage and spending their pay packets in local stores, cafés, restaurants and on local goods and services.”
For more information on the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund, go to: investregionalnsw.com/RJCFund