Call for comment: $50m Qld food precinct proposal


Thursday, 21 May, 2020


Call for comment: $50m Qld food precinct proposal

A proposal to create a $50 million agricultural industrial precinct integrating fresh food production and manufacturing in south-east Queensland’s Scenic Rim is open for public comment. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government is progressing approvals for vegetable production company Kalfresh to develop a 40-hectare, 16-lot integrated agricultural industrial processing plant, which includes a waste to energy facility adjacent to its existing operations at Kalbar.

“A strong agricultural sector is crucial to a strong Queensland economy. As we focus on our COVID-19 economic recovery, our mining and agricultural sectors are acting as stabilisers for Queensland’s economy and for the nation,” Palaszczuk said.

Palaszczuk said the project will support local farming by providing a precinct for agricultural processing, packaging and distribution in the heart of one of Queensland’s major food production areas.

Queensland’s Coordinator-General has released a draft Impact Assessment Report (IAR) about the proposal, which is ready for comments. Minister for State Development Kate Jones said the draft IAR has been prepared by Kalfresh.

The submission period for the draft IAR will run until Friday, 26 June 2020.

To have your say, visit https://haveyoursay.dsd.qld.gov.au/coordinatorgeneral/sraip/.

The Coordinator-General will consider submissions made when finalising the evaluation of the project.

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