A new ice creamery from award-winning brand to open in Colac thanks to $750k grant

A new ice creamery from award-winning brand to open in Colac thanks to $750k grant

There will soon be more sweet reasons to visit Colac with a new ice creamery from an Australian Dairy Powerhouse.

For over 90 years Bulla has been making award-winning ice cream at their factory in Colac, making magic with fresh Australian milk and cream, as well as free-range egg yolks.

Having launched its newest range of premium Murry St flavours back in 2020, the dairy powerhouse will soon become a tourist destination with a brand-new ice creamery.

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Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula recently announced that $750,000 from the Labor Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund (RTIF) will go to Bulla Dairy Foods for the creation of a Murray Street Ice Creamery at its Colac factory.

The ice creamery will celebrate the area’s rich dairy history and the people involved in making its famous products and support 20 jobs during construction and more local jobs when complete.

Ice cream and dairy lovers will have a full paddock to plate experience, with the centre showcasing every step of the production process for the company’s dairy products.

Indoor and outdoor seating spaces will also be available for visitors to relax and enjoy an ice cream or some yoghurt straight from the source.

With plans to open its doors in summer next year, the centre is expected to attract 2,500 visitors to the region each week.

“I have no doubt this Ice Creamery will be a major drawcard for the region and will also be an opportunity to train and employ more Victorians,” says Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas.

While hailed as Australia’s biggest ice cream and fresh cream brands, Bulla Dairy Foods is also a significant part of the Colac economy, currently employing over 10 per cent of the town’s population, with the new centre forecast to generate even more new jobs and training pathways for the Colac community.

The Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund is helping to entice more visitors to Victoria’s regions, driving private investment and accelerating sector recovery.

For more information on the fund, head here.