Creating New Jobs In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a multimillion dollar aged care facility in Moe – creating new jobs.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited the site of the new Signature Care facility being built in Moe, which will create 144 new jobs.

Construction of the facility is well underway, which is providing further opportunities for workers with 55 new jobs being created during the construction period.

The new $20 million facility includes 144 bedrooms, an in-house commercial kitchen, library, internet café, laundry services, hairdresser, café and a variety of communal spaces for residents and their families.

The project was supported by the Labor Government’s Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund, which aims to attract new investment and fast-track projects to help companies grow and reach their full potential.

To date, the fund has supported 18 projects that are expected to create more than 460 new jobs in the region.

This fund is in addition to the Labor Government’s $266 million transition package for the Latrobe Valley, which is supporting economic growth and creating new jobs.

The Labor Government has made record investments in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland, with projects including the Gippsland Line Upgrade, Morwell Hi-Tech Precinct and Latrobe Valley GovHub.

To learn more about the Fund, visit rdv.vic.gov.au/lveff

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“We are proud to support this new aged care facility right in the heart of Moe, which will create 144 new jobs, drive investment and help grow the region’s economy.”

“We’ll continue fighting for local jobs and standing by local businesses to help boost the Latrobe Valley economy.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Health care is one of this region’s growing sectors and with the Labor Government’s backing, this important project will deliver quality aged care services and create much needed local jobs.”

“We’re getting behind local businesses, creating jobs and investing in a bright future for our region.”

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