A central Victorian shire recovering from last year's floods says the expansion of a local stockfeed mill will provide a further boost.
Homes and farms in Newbridge, Bridgewater and Serpentine were inundated last January by floods that affected about a third of the Loddon Shire.
The State Government is now giving a Bridgewater agribusiness $300,000 to upgrade its mill's efficiency.
The shire's chief executive, John McLinden, says the creation of 17 jobs through the project is a massive win for the community.
"Additional jobs in the township of Bridgewater is a fantastic outcome," he said.
"I'm sure Bridgewater and Inglewood and the rural districts that surround those towns will be very pleased to hear this as is our council."
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