Optus Stadium serving up South West produce and supporting local jobs

02 May 2018
A Boyanup family business has joined Manjimup growers and farmers from across the South West and Wheatbelt in supplying local produce to Optus Stadium - supporting local jobs in the regions.
  • Local produce on stadium menu, supporting local jobs, farmers and small businesses
  • Boyanup cakes, Manjimup-grown fruit and vegetables and South West and Wheatbelt meat all feature.

A backpacker picks apples during harvest in a fruit orchard.

Boyanup's Lotsa Lollies supplies the stadium with chocolate and confectionery – and also bakes cakes, slices, muffins and cookies locally for sale at the venue.

Based out of The Gingerbread House Café in Boyanup, the company has employed extra staff and opened a new retail outlet in Perth since beginning its relationship with the stadium.

Optus Stadium's Perth-based meat and vegetable suppliers—Morley Growers and Classic Meats, source a majority of their produce from the South West and Wheatbelt—both having long relationships with local farmers and growers.

Family-run Morley Growers sources pumpkin, squash, apples, baby beetroot, carrots and other heirloom vegetables from Manjimup, Pemberton, Albany and Gingin.

Bespoke butcher Classic Meats supplies the stadium with local lamb, pork, bacon, smallgoods, as well as beef for its burgers from farms across the South-West and Wheatbelt regions.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"The State Government is committed to putting local jobs first so it is pleasing to see local companies and farmers winning business out of Optus Stadium.

"Lotsa Lollies' experience is a fitting example of a country-based small business matching it with the best and creating jobs along the way.

"The company has employed more people, opened a new retail outlet and raised the profile of its business during its relationship with Optus Stadium.

"South West and Wheatbelt produce is among the best in the world and it is a real coup for local economies and farmers that local fruit, vegetables and meat are being supplied to Optus Stadium.

"The agriculture and food industries are so important to local jobs and it is pleasing to see relationships being forged between farmers, growers, suppliers and Optus Stadium."