$10m for LV jobs fund

THE state government has announced a $10 million Economic Facilitation Fund to support the creation of new jobs and diversify the Latrobe Valley economy.

Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan joined Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford and Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing to launch the fund, which will focus on growing existing and future industries to create jobs and leverage the Latrobe Valley’s competitive strengths to attract new investment.

The announcement formed the first part of the government’s $40 million economic development program for the Latrobe Valley.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.