Local, Independant and Effective

Murray Goulburn decision a disappointing blow for Kiewa community

May 05, 2017

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan says she is shocked and disappointed at the decision by Murray Goulburn to close its Kiewa plant.

“This is an incredibly disappointing decision. It is a terrible blow for Kiewa and the surrounding community, as well as for manufacturing in the region,” Ms McGowan said.

“I am seeking more detail on the decision and the process as a matter of urgency.”

Ms McGowan said that the announcement was an enormous test of the resilience of dairy farmers in the North East.

“Farmers, business and local government have shown great calm and intelligent thinking on how to bring the industry to its potential throughout the ongoing dairy crisis.

“I am looking forward to working with State and Local governments and the community on a way forward.”


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