Kalfresh Vegetables’ has announced the investment of a $10 million Scenic Rim Agricultural Industrial Precinct. It aims to create more than 32 full-time jobs during its two-year construction phase in Brisbane, Queensland.
Cameron Dick, minister for state development, manufacturing, infrastructure, and planning says with the precinct situated 84 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, all food processing, production, and manufacturing businesses will be located together in a regional community.
“The project will help attract more food production and manufacturing businesses to the region, which the proponent estimates could generate further capital investment of more than $291 million,” Dick said.
“This further investment, if realised, could facilitate more than 960 additional construction jobs and sustain more than 1250 local direct operational jobs when fully developed.”
Mark Furner, minister for agricultural industry development, says the Kalfresh project is another example of Queensland’s developing agricultural sector and innovations driving more jobs growth in the region.
“Despite the drought our agricultural industries are working hard to plan for the jobs, exports and growth of the future,” said Furner.
“We’re backing Queensland farmers all the way because we know that with the right support they can lead the world.”