The city has a new way to source milk: it’s an Aussie-made carton.
The NSW Health Department said the Sydney Carton Co, based in Ipswich, would begin selling its milk cartons in November.
The city is one of Australia’s largest milk producers and consumers are clamouring for the milk to be made in Australia.
Health Minister Jillian Skinner said the milk cartoning initiative was “a great opportunity to deliver on our promise to provide quality dairy products for the people of Sydney”.
“I’m proud of the NSW Government’s leadership in this initiative and will continue to work with the industry to ensure the quality of milk available to Sydney consumers remains at the best possible level,” she said.
“The Sydney Cartons have been a key part of Sydney’s milk supply for decades, and I am confident they will continue in this role for years to come.”
The milk cartones, which come in a variety of flavours and sizes, are the result of the city’s dairy farms being left behind by the milk processing industry.
In 2014, the state government bought and refurbished two of the dairy farms, which are run by a consortium called The Dairy Farmers Association.
While there are no plans to import milk from the farms, the milk could be made locally in Sydney.
The milk is manufactured at the Ipswich Dairy Farm and is used in Sydney’s iconic Sydney Milk Cartons.
The Sydney Cartones have been used for more than 20 years and were designed to provide the ideal balance between flavour and texture for consumers.