A major food operator is about to set up shop in the Ballarat.
As part of a 130-million dollar partnership with Victoria, George Western Foods will build a new flour mill in the Ballarat West Employment Zone.
Minister for industry support Martin Pakula says the investment will create 46 new jobs in Ballarat.
"A great vote of confidence and in Ballarat in particularly," he said.
"I think the proximity from BWEZ to the freight hub is an important reason why they chose to invest here."