Australian abattoir plan approved

By Aidan Fortune contact

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Australian abattoir plan approved
A plan to build an AUS$100 million abattoir that will create hundreds of jobs and provide a major economic boost to the Goondiwindi region in Australia has been approved.

The plan was approved at the Ordinary Meeting of Council earlier this week.

The new development, run by Fucheng International Abattoirs, will employ 380 full-time staff when in full operation, with hundreds more jobs expected to be on offer during the construction stage.

Fucheng International Abattoirs said its new site in Goondiwindi will boost employment in agriculture, maintenance and repair industries, transport, building and business and financial services in the region.

Mayor Graeme Scheu said: “This is an exciting time for Goondiwindi and the region. We believe we are on the cusp of another agricultural growth boom in the economy and the social structure of the region.”

“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.

“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.”

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