The authorities from the Goondiwindi region, Australia, have approved a plan to build a $100 million abattoir that will create hundreds of jobs and provide a major economic boost in the region.
New abattoir worth $100 million to be built in Goondiwindi, Australia
The plan was approved at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday, 20 December 2017.
The new facility will create 380 fulltime jobs and the direct and indirect benefit to the economy will begin even before the operation, with hundreds more jobs on offer during the construction stage.
Fucheng International Abattoirs explained that Goondiwindi will boost even more employment in agriculture, maintenance and repair industries, transport, building and business and financial services.
“This is an exciting time for Goondiwindi and the region,” said Mayor Graeme Scheu. “We believe we are on the cusp of another agricultural growth boom in the economy and the social structure of the region.”
Councillor Scheu said “Council has ensured that strict conditions have been applied to the project, as nearby residents had concerns about its impact.”
“I believe the Council has adequately addressed those concerns with the conditions imposed,” he said.
“Every rural town in Australia is searching for a development like this to come their way and we are happy that Fucheng International settled on Goondiwindi as their preferred site.”
“Logistically, Goondiwindi is ideally situated at the junction of five highways and being export abattoirs, the proximity to Wellcamp Airport has obviously played its part.”
“It is another example of regional benefit stemming from major infrastructure.”