Export meatworks one step closer

Maranoa Regional Council, Queensland is seeking a proposal and quotation to update the Maranoa Meat Processing Facility pre-feasibility report.

In 2016 the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) commissioned a study to determine the best proposal most likely to be sustainable and offer investment proposition.

This study promoted the Maranoa as a key prospect for investing in an export accredited abattoir.

Portfolio Chair for Economic Development, Councillor Cameron O’Neil, said the updated report would reflect recent changes to market conditions and trends to outline the relative advantages of supporting an export accredited abattoir proposal for the Maranoa.

“The Queensland Government is in full support of a new meatworks in Queensland and Roma has a lot to offer.

“It is an exciting time for the Maranoa, with this concept in the works for many years, we are now able to approach developers and investors for the potential project.

“Maranoa Regional Council is committed to facilitating and promoting investment opportunities into our communities and a new meatworks would diversify the agricultural industry base, create jobs and provide broad reaching economic benefits to our community.”