Golden Plains Food Production Precinct

Economic Development Pillar

Project Description

Golden Plains Shire offers significant opportunities for investment and growth in intensive agriculture.

The Golden Plains Food Production Precinct has been strategically established 30km north of Geelong, with 4,000 hectares of agricultural land ready for investment.

Golden Plains Shire Council, the state and federal governments and Barwon Water have supported the development of the Precinct by funding an $11.78 million potable water supply to the area. This infrastructure will trigger further expansion and development of the region’s already growing intensive agricultural industry.

Golden Plains Shire produces 21% of Victoria’s eggs, 11% of poultry, 5% of pigs, and 4% of Victoria’s sheep and lambs. Goat dairy is also strongly represented.

The Golden Plains Food Production Precinct will generate significant economic benefits for the region, with the project projected to attract more than $160 million in investment and create at least 770 jobs over the next ten years.

Council continues to welcome the expansion of intensive agriculture to the region with the 2014 release of the Golden Plains Food Production Precinct Investment Summary and Concept Plan.  Copies can be viewed and downloaded from the Council's website by clicking here.

For further information contact the Golden Plains Shire Council’s Investment Taskforce - Helena Charles 03 5220 7111, email invest@gplains.vic.gov.au