Bega permanently closes milk manufacturing in the ACT 

Bega Group has announced it will cease operations at its Griffith facility, consolidating operations at its Penrith site instead. 

In an ASX announcement, Bega said it had conducted a “careful review” of its fresh milk manufacturing operations across NSW and ACT, deciding to close the facility at Griffiths, which has been operating under capacity for some time. 

Darryn Wallace, Executive General Manager – Bega Dairy and Drinks, Bega Group, said there would be no change to the Dairy Farmers or Canberra Milk brands or milk products due to the closure. 

“This move will allow us to maintain our high standards across product quality and customer service utilising the benefits of a larger full-time operation specialising in the production of fresh milk,” said Wallace. 

Driving the decision was the fact that there are no longer any dairy farms in the Canberra area, meaning milk had to be transported to Griffith, often bypassing the more efficient and proximate site at Penrith in Sydney’s outer West. 

Bega said it would work closely with the 19 employees affected by the closure, providing redundancy packages or redeployment where possible. 

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