Local juice company gets boost from Regional Job Fund

East Coast Beverages is set to upgrade its facilities

Eastcoast Beverages is set to upgrade its facilities at Kulnura with help from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said a $2.39M transformation of the Eastcoast Beverages factory would be partially funded with $360,000 from the NSW Government.

“Fresh fruit juice products will be manufactured at a massively increased scale, with this factory upgrade enabling it to double output and create 18 new, local jobs,” Crouch said.

“The funding will be utilised to replace and upgrade existing infrastructure and machinery with modern technology to increase production and reduce wastage.

“The funding will also allow Eastcoast Beverages to introduce modernised methods of producing juice and beverage products into the current blending, storage and packaging processes in the Kulnura factory.

“Eastcoast Beverages is aiming to ensure its business practices remain up-to-date and competitive on a national level, continuing to produce fantastic fruit juices now and into the future.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the $100M Regional Job Creation Fund will create at least 5,000 new direct jobs in regional NSW by helping businesses expand their production lines and provide incentives for relocation to the bush.

“Setting businesses up for success means they can attract new customers, which means more people in work and earning a wage that they will spend in local shops, supporting local retail workers as well as their suppliers,” Barilaro said.

Applications from eligible businesses under the Regional Job Creation Fund close on Friday, May 14, or when funding is fully allocated.

For more information, go to: investregionalnsw.com/RJCFund.

Media release, May 4
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch