15 Aug

Loddon Shire in central Victoria is reaping the benefits of a booming olive industry.

A small business which manufactures olive harvesters has moved from Queensland to Boort.

The council is helping it find a new location, so it can expand to cater for growth in the olive industry nationwide and overseas.

Loddon council chief executive John McLinden says there are extensive plantings in the Boort area and olive oil production is starting to mature.

“We’re expecting to see increased transport jobs, the harvest season is now quite a massive undertaking for the couple of companies up there operating and they bring in itinerant workers, so there’s potential for itinerant worker accommodation,” he said.

“Tourism is something that the shire has been trying, attempting to exploit and that seems to be growing.”

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