The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first by providing new job opportunities for retrenched auto workers in the south east with a grant from our Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT).
Visiting BINQ in Chelsea Heights today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson announced $200,000 to help the company purchase and install new equipment and create 17 new jobs.
For the last two years, the Labor Government has delivered on the things that matter most to people – these new jobs will provide opportunities to transition retrenched automotive workers in the local area.
The $33 million LIFT program provides grants to businesses to generate new investment and create jobs for retrenched workers in Melbourne’s South-East, North, West and Geelong – the areas most affected by the closure of the automotive manufacturing companies.
This project builds on the $4 million worth of LIFT funding previously issued to eight companies across Victoria.
BINQ is a manufacturer of high performance timber doors and windows, providing customers with factory stained and thermally efficient products.
LIFT is currently open for expressions of interest at www.business.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“We are changing people’s lives for the better – creating more jobs in the communities that need it most.”
“We know that half of the automotive supply chain is located in Melbourne’s south east, this funding will help bring in new investment and create new jobs for former auto workers in the area.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“The Andrews Labor Government was elected to put people first and we’ve spent every day of the last two years achieving that by building a state that is stronger and fairer.”
“We are supporting Victorian auto workers in the south east by investing in companies, like BINQ, that will provide new job opportunities for the future.”