A re-elected Federal Liberal Government will commit $132.25 million for manufacturing projects to boost innovation and jobs in the regions, including in Lyons.
Under the Liberal’s Energy Security and Regional Development Plan, funding will support investments in manufacturing and economic development projects across regional Australia.
The Liberals will provide $11 million of this funding for Inghams to upgrade their plant and develop Premium Zero Carbon certified sustainable Tasmanian Poultry.
Liberal Candidate for Lyons Susie Bower said supporting manufacturing projects in Lyons will have a positive impact on the economy and provide more employment opportunities over the long term.
“Tasmania punches above its weight when it comes to manufacturing capability, and the Liberals are committed to seeing this grow,” Ms Bower said.
“Supporting and growing our local manufacturers so that they can employ more Tasmanians is all part of my plan for Lyons.
“This investment will provide long-term security for Ingham’s staff and operations, and help to develop their capability to meet domestic and export market demand for protein.
“This is all part of our plan for a strong economy and a stronger future.”
This funding announcement is in addition to the Liberal Government’s Plan for Modern Manufacturing which includes:
- $2.5 billion under the Modern Manufacturing Strategy to support manufacturers to scale up, collaborate, commercialise and deliver on the world stage.
- $2.2 billion for a ten-year University Research Commercialisation Action Plan, including $362 million under the Trailblazer University program to drive collaboration between industry and universities.
- $69 million for a new Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre to support Australian composite manufacturers to modernise and automate to gain a competitive edge.
Only the Liberal’s have a plan to create a strong economy and a stronger future for Tasmania.