Sunshine Sugar’s new Logistics Warehouse and Silo Storage Facility at Harwood Sugar Mill has been officially opened.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured the funding to ensure greater job security.
“This is a massive $9.8 million investment into the future of the sugar industry in Harwood,” Mr Hogan said.
“It will guarantee, not only the 150 direct jobs, but the 1200-1500 indirect jobs associated with the mill.”
“It was fantastic to see what has been achieved with the $4.1 million Government grant.”
“It will be a safer environment for food security and handling as it is an independent site with no other traffic in the area.”
CEO of Sunshine Sugar,Chris Connors said from a logistical point of view the new facility was a positive.
“There is 4-5,000 tonnes of storage available, which is important for our new products, including our low GI sugar and additional diversification projects,” he said.
“It is a modern facility with a dual-roller door system which includes a fast-acting emergency door, required for a food-grade building.”
“It has also been built well above the 1-in-100 year flood level.”
“This new warehouse and silo wouldn’t have been possible without the co-funding from the Government.”
The Federal Government contributed $4.15 million and Sunshine Sugar contributed $5.65 million to this project.