News

28 July 2016

Mataura Valley Milk project “massive” for the Gore District

Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks says news of a $200 million milk plant to be built at McNab is “massive” for the District.

Mataura Valley Milk is building a new nutritional powders manufacturing plant, valued at about $200m, which will be built in McNab, north of Gore. The plant will create at least 60 new jobs, grow added value dairy exports and inject an estimated $90m into the local economy.

“The Gore District Council has been focussed on developing opportunities in this District and we have had a connection with Mataura Valley Milk for some time now,” Mr Hicks said.

“It’s fantastic to see this investment opportunity come to fruition.

“We haven’t seen that kind of investment here for a very long time,” he said.

Mr Hicks said he wished Mataura Valley Milk well for a successful launch and continued operation.

Construction of the plant is expected to commence in October this year.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz