Regional Victoria could be key for manufacturing

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LOCAL JOBS NEEDED: Deputy leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan and leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh have called for a massive boost to Victorian manufacturing.

WANGARATTA-based state MP Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) has called on the State Government to establish the Liberal Nationals’ $1 billion ‘Bringing Manufacturing Home Fund’.

The Nationals proposed fund will prioritise support for industries of national importance such as PPE manufacture, defence procurement and medical supplies, while providing support for businesses seeking to relocate manufacturing facilities to Victoria.

Mr McCurdy said it was part of the Nationals four point plan which includes the $200 million Regional Tourism Fund and payroll tax relief.

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