Expect more delicious baking aromas in the central business district, Aussie Biscuits’ bigger, better factory is now open!
The new factory in Rankin Street, officially opened on Wednesday, will be able to roll out more than double the number of the iconic biscuits.
Brett Lacey, House with No Steps Executive Director of Businesses, says the Aussie Biscuits team is thrilled to be in their new home.
“The new factory has been possible after we received $210,000 from the Building Better Regions Fund towards a $456,000 project to scale up our operations,” he said.
“Moving to the new factory is a big milestone – some of our supported employees have been working at Aussie Biscuits for over 30 years.
“We’re celebrating our new chapter – we’ll be able to bake more biscuits and deliver them to even more people.
“The new factory will also create much-needed employment opportunities for people with a disability in the area.”
The new site includes new ovens, all the way from Italy, a specialised cool room and mixing room for biscuit production. Employees now also have a new lunch room and a welcoming reception area.
Colin Ward is one of 30 supported employees at Aussie Biscuits. He’s been with the company for 30 years.
“I love making biscuits, and seeing all my friends and working with everybody,” he said.
“I’m excited to be in our new place. We’re now able to make even more biscuits.”
Work on the new factory began in May, and the official opening was on Wednesday.
Federal Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the opening of the new factory was a good result for a fantastic organisation.
“This is great for the local community and great for local business,” Mr McCormack said.
“I particularly like the Jam Drop biscuits and I will be dropping in one day to take a tour of the new factory.”
Aussie Biscuits, one of nine businesses owned and run by House with No Steps, has been part of the Forbes community for more than 40 years.
It provides employment opportunities for people with a disability, and the sense of connection, pride and independence that comes from working.