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Council one step closer to proposed Maranoa Meatworks

At this week’s Council Meeting, Council approved to seek a proposal and quotation to update Council’s 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.

Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Economic Development said the updated report will 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,” Cr O’Neil said.

“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.” 

“Our role as Councillors is to always have the long term outlook of our community at the forefront of our plans and this is another example of our commitment to facilitate long term opportunities for our region.” 

For more information, please contact Council’s Economic & Community Development Team on
1300 007 662.