Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a man in waters off of Outer Harbor last night.
The alarm was raised just after 6.15pm on Thursday 4 March, when a 15ft fibreglass boat suffered engine trouble and capsized near the southern Outer Harbor breakwater with both occupants on board falling into the water.
The Police Helicopter (PolAir) made it’s way to the area, spotting two men in the water after the boat sunk. One man was winched to safety onboard PolAir, but sadly the second man was found to be unresponsive and his body was recovered by Police Water Operations members onboard the police boat, a short time later.
The injured man a 66-year-old from Smithfield Plains was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with chest injuries which are not considered life threatening.
The death of the 77-year-old man from Windsor Gardens is not considered suspicious; Western District Police are preparing a report for the Coroner.
East Gippsland Crime Investigation Unit detectives have released CCTV footage as part of their ongoing investigation into the theft of earth-moving equipment from a business in Bairnsdale last year.
An unknown male offender has driven a stolen Toyota Hilux to the Princes Highway business and attempted to use bolt cutters to access a gated area about 1.20am on 8 December 2020.
The man has then used the Toyota to ram through the gates and hitched a bobcat and trailer valued at $50,000 onto the vehicle before driving away from the scene.
Police have released CCTV footage and an image matching the stolen yellow and black CAT skid steer on a trailer.
Detectives are investigating whether this incident is linked to a series of machinery thefts across the East Gippsland area in the past 12 months, including a $37,000 generator stolen from Orbost between 26 and 27 January 2021, and a white skid steer stolen from Club Terrace on 16 November 2020.
Anyone who recognises the man or has information that could assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au to make a report.
Source: Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade
Maeil Dairies makes first investment in Australian dairy facility
04 Mar 2021
Maeil Dairies Australia has invested A$13.5 million to acquire Corio Bay Dairy Group’s partially built dairy processing facility in Geelong, Victoria.
Maeil Dairies Australia is a subsidiary of Maeil Dairies, one of Korea’s leading dairy and food companies. This is Maeil Dairies’ first investment in a manufacturing site outside of Korea.
Construction of the facility stopped in 2020 due to COVID-19-related difficulties. Despite not being able to inspect the facility in person prior to its investment, Maeil Dairies will provide a minimum A$18 million to complete the build and fit-out of the processing facility.
The investment is a significant outcome for Geelong and the broader farming community in Victoria. The build will create more than 150 construction jobs. The investment also created five initial jobs, with additional roles expected to emerge once the facility is operational.
Maeil Dairies plans to use the Geelong site as a base to expand the company’s Australian footprint and launch into new Asian markets. This will provide local dairy farmers with more supply options.
Austrade has worked with Maeil Dairies for over four years. For this investment, Austrade provided Maeil Dairies with insights into the opportunities in the Australian dairy industry, as well as advice on Foreign Investment Review Board processes.
Maeil Dairies has imported dairy ingredients such as cheese and milk powder from Australia for many years. The company also has a coffee franchise business partnering with Paul Bassett, a world champion barista from Australia.
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