Fonterra is in the final stretch of construction at Stanhope, with the first milk flowing through the lines of a state-of-the-art cheese plant, which will soon begin sending cheese to the world.
Fonterra’s new Stanhope cheese plant is a major investment in Northern Victoria and is the result of two years of planning, hard work and collaboration.
“The rebuild and expansion has been an incredible journey which has given us the opportunity to celebrate Stanhope, its broader communities and Fonterra’s place in it,” said Stanhope Manager Jason Wright.
Part of the rebuild includes a community art installation – a 48 metre by 5 metre wall mural, with the theme ‘Legendairy Stanhope – Proud People, Proud Community’. It celebrates Stanhope’s cheese-making history dating back to the 1920s, along with the rural community known for its dairy farms and agricultural abundance.
The Legendairy Stanhope Mural has been installed, with the community now able to see the massive mosaic on the northern wall of the cheese plant.
“To celebrate the commissioning of the new cheese plant and officially unveil the Legendairy Stanhope Mural, we will be holding a Community day on Sunday 17 September 2017 at Stanhope’s community hall,” Jason said.
“We’re encouraging our farmers, employees and the entire community to come along to join in a number of fun family activities and the chance to take a tour through the new cheese plant. We’re delighted that we will soon open the cheese plant doors and bring the community inside.”
Make sure you mark Sunday 17 September in your diaries, and keep your eyes peeled for more information to come!