Politicians express Ostwald grief
LOCAL politicians have come out and expressed their sadness as they learnt of the news of Ostwald Bros. falling into voluntary liquidation this morning.
The decision has the potential to cause employment issues for nearly 500 people, and damage confidence in the region.
Western Downs Regional Council Mayor, Paul McVeigh, said it was a tough time for the Dalby business.
"Ostwald Bros. rang us and told us of their decision to go into voluntary administration, and we hope they are able to be able to continue to trade to the best of their abilities,” Cr McVeigh said.
Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud announced he is already trying to prepare for the possible surge in unemployment in the region.
"I was saddened to learn Ostwald Bros. has gone into voluntary administration and I understand about 470 employees and their families could be affected,” Mr Littleproud said.
"I have made contact with my ministerial colleagues including Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to make sure our local Centrelink office is fully equipped to assist those affected.
"This is a local, family-owned and operated company and a major supporter of rural Queensland and I know that I am not alone in my hope that Ostwald Bros. can get back on track.”