AUSTRALIAN CONSOLIDATED MILK
Australian Consolidated Milk has bought a 7ha site at Girgarre, the home of a former cheese factory, and will build a milk processing plant with two 1.2 tonne/hour milk driers, cheese and butter manufacturing capabilities.
The site will be able to process up to 200 million litres a year and, in an Australian-first, process organic and conventional milk simultaneously. ACM will make organic and conventional cheese, butter and powder. ACM will also work with neighbouring business Resource Resolution to access the gas as well as looking at solar along with traditional energy sources.
ACM hopes to employ 50 people at the factory on top of the 25 employed with the firm and it would also need more milk. ACM believes this investment demonstrates a viable future for the dairy industry in Victoria.
CONTACT: ACM Managing Director Michael Auld
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ADDRESS: 1 Winter Rd Girgarre VIC 3624
PHONE: (03) 5854 6317
FAX: (03) 5854 6667
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Saturday 9am - 12pm
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GIRGARRE POST OFFICE
Post Office services.
Electronic terminal for Bill Pay and Banking needs
Cash out facility.
Stocking newspapers, milk and some grocery lines
Tongala bread avilalbe Mon Wed, Fri.
All greeting cards $1.
6 Morgan Crescent Girgarre VIC 3624
(03) 5854 6200
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am
KEN DUNSTALL RURAL SUPPLIES
ADDRESS: 15 Station St Girgarre VIC 3624
PHONE: (03) 5854 6535
Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm
Sat 9am -12pm
A revolutionary concept seen as a necessity has brought about the founding of a company with a dual objective, who run their operations from the old Heinz site in Girgarre. Born out of a need for a cheaper alternative for local farmers to access stockfeed and simultaneously helping recycle a vast amount of waste product, Resource Resolution is bridging the gap left by the closing of the Heinz factory. They also recycle not just food waste but the unused cans, jars, bottles or packaging that go through the plant, rather than it ending up in landfill.
The company has recently been the recipient of a grant to create a biodester that can send electricity back to the grid, and recover the plastics portion into fuels such as off-road diesel. The project, the brainchild of Australian entrepreneur Priyanka Bakaya and her clean energy company Renewology, is set for completion in 2019 and will see the region established as a sustainability hub and leader.
CONTACT: Managing Director, Ian Bertram