Govt. Support for North Coast Brewery’s Expansion

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The NSW Government will provide funding to support an expansion of Stone & Wood Brewing Company, which has spent 12 months establishing a second brewery in Murwillumbah that will create up to 17 new jobs.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services the Hon. Andrew Stoner, MP visited the newly opened Murwillumbah brewery to announce the funding.
“Assistance from the NSW Regional Industries Investment Fund (RIIF) will help meet some of the local infrastructure costs associated with the project so Stone & Wood Brewing can more than double its manufacturing capacity,” he said.
“In just five-and-a-half years, Stone & Wood Brewing has grown from a micro-brewery producing 200,000 litres of beer a year, to a regional craft brewer producing two million litres of beer and winning numerous regional, state and national awards along the way.
“Just last month Stone & Wood added the Regional Award at the 2014 Telstra NSW Business Awards to its growing list of accolades.
“The company is well positioned to take advantage of a growing local population and increasing its manufacturing capacity will allow it to compete with Australia’s dominant brewers.”
Stone & Wood is unique to the region. There are no other craft brewers located on the North Coast that manufacture locally and on the same scale as Stone & Wood and it is the only craft brewery of its size located outside of metropolitan Sydney.
It is one of four nationally recognised brewing companies of its size in Australia and one of only two in NSW.

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