The Central Coast will soon be the home of high-quality commercial lighting products, thanks to the establishment of a $1.3M manufacturing and laboratory facility at Somersby.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Vision Lighting would receive a $600,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund to help facilitate the project.
“Vision Lighting’s exciting expansion will create 30 new, full-time jobs and allow the company to design, test and manufacture luminaires for hospitals, universities and offices,” Crouch said.
“This end-to-end manufacturing facility will be located adjacent to the current warehouse in Somersby, and will include operations offices, staff facilities and a luminaire testing laboratory.
“The NSW Government funding of $600,000 is targeted at allowing Vision Lighting to modernise production machinery and methods, expand storage space for raw materials and components, and establish eight new production lines for manufacture, testing and packaging.”
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.
“Regional NSW is the engine room of our State and providing support to companies like Vision Lighting to expand their operations and become more competitive will help get the regional economy into gear and back up to speed,” Barilaro said.
“The Regional Job Creation Fund is creating jobs by helping businesses fast-track their growth plans, giving them the funding they need to purchase equipment or extend their premises today, instead of in the future, and providing work for tradies and suppliers.”
Media release, May 18
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch