A major milestone has been reached for Western Australian food growers, producers and manufacturers, with ground broken on the state’s first food innovation precinct.
The occasion was marked on Thursday 20 May during a sod turning event held on site at the Shire of Murray’s Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct at Peel Business Park in Nambeelup.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said The Australian Government has committed $21,750,000 to this project.
“The regional growth fund supports long-term economic growth and creates jobs in regions.” Mr McCormack said.
According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt, the state-of-the-art facility has been designed to inspire Western Australian growers and producers, to build a robust and vibrant food and beverage manufacturing sector.
“The Precinct will broaden Western Australia’s economic base by competitively positioning food and beverage product development and production primarily for international markets.
“The Precinct will focus on growing the state’s capacity to manufacture more of its food product locally. It will also assist in building international demand for local brands among consumers willing to pay for quality, premium Western Australian products.
The Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct will comprise a research and development facility, production building and innovation centre which by mid-2022, will house agrifood research and development experts, innovative start-ups, business services related to trade and markets and a one-stop common-use food technology facility.
Funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Growth Fund this new precinct is part of the visionary transformation of the Peel Region.
We’re excited to be working with a team of leading project partners including Cooper & Oxley, Realcom , Peritas, LCI Consultants, EPCAD and Reverberate Consulting.
Client: Shire of Murray
Builders: Cooper & Oxley
Location: Nambeelup, WA
Consultants: Realcom, Peritas Group, LCI Consultants, EPCAD and Reverberate Consulting.