Food and Beverage


The Casey Cardinia region is the place to grow your food and beverage business in Melbourne’s South-East. How can your food and beverage business grow in our region?
Find out about more about our numerous competitive advantages:  
  • An established industry base 

Over 60% of production inputs for food and beverage manufacturing are locally sourced, translating to strong existing supply chains that can support your business. Over 4,000 people employed in a range of large and reputable food enterprises call the region home, providing a strong locally skilled and experience workforce.
  • Raw ingredients at your doorstep 

The Casey Cardinia region is where the city meets the country – amidst a food bowl of Australia renowned for its highly fertile plains and river valleys ideal for grazing, dairying, and fruit-vegetable-growing. Strong access to fresh, high-quality raw product and over 26GL of water from the Cardinia Reservoir is a substantial competitive advantage for any food producer.
  • A business case that's hard to beat

The Casey Cardinia region provides real value as a business location. The region has over 2,600 ha of employment lands are available for a range of light, heavy, high-tech and logistical needs.
  • A growth frontier

The Casey Cardinia region’s economy swelled to nearly $7 billion over 2011. It’s the 3rd fastest-growing area in Australia (based on population). Over $1 billion of annual investment into residential and non-residential property demonstrates why the Region is the place to grow in Melbourne’s South-East.
  • The connectivity and infrastructure you need

Core Melbourne assets – the CBD, Port and Airport - are all within a short commute. The Port of Hastings (Melbourne’s second container port) is well into planning, while Monash University and TAFE have established local campuses to provide an increasingly diverse range of training and educational opportunities. Our high-quality of life is only strengthened by the abundance of community facilities, recreational fields and healthcare facilities on offer.
  • Cost effective industrial and commercial land and office space

Industrial Land Values, Melbourne, 2012 
Industrial Land 
$ per sqm 
Savings in Casey Cardinia 
Casey Cardinia region
South East


Casey Cardinia Local Manufacturing Workforce, 2011
Average Weekly Wage 
Savings in Casey Cardinia 
Casey Cardinia region
Melbourne's South East 
Source: CBRE (2012)


o'connor abattoirs logo
O’Connor abattoirs is an export focussed beef processor and is consistently ranked in Australia’s top ten export beef processors. The company is currently undergoing a $315 million expansion that will eventually employ an additional 800 staff. 
 Gippy Gourmet Logo
 Gippy Gourmet is a wholesale food supplier providing a wide range of fresh gourmet foods including breads, baked goods, pies, pasta and more.