14/01/2021 - 15:43

$70m feed mill for Kwinana

14/01/2021 - 15:43

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Construction of a $70 million feed mill in Kwinana could begin within weeks, while a $30 million mill in Cuballing was approved in November.

A render of the George Weston Foods mill to be built in Hope Valley.

Construction of a $70 million feed mill in Kwinana could begin within weeks, while a $30 million mill in Cuballing was approved in November.

George Weston Foods is understood to have received development approval from the City of Kwinana for the project, which will be located in Hope Valley, in the Latitude 32 precinct.

The Sydney-based food manufacturer will produce about 655,000 tonnes of feed per annum at the plant, which will be on a 4.7 hectare site, documents show.

George Weston Foods divisional managing director Paul Foster said the mill will be one of the largest animal feed producers in Australia.

“This shovel-ready project will represent a $70 million investment in Western Australia and create 200 jobs during construction,” Mr Foster said in a statement. 

“Once operational, the project is expected to contribute $37 million to the local economy each year.

“The development is also critical to Western Australia’s livestock and agricultural industries.

“(It will be) a major boost to Western Australia’s grain and livestock industries.”

Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, with commissioning in the second half of 2022.

  • Read Business News’ analysis of the future of Kwinana in the January 18th edition of the magazine.

Cuballing

At Cuballing, near Narrogin, a feed mill was granted development and works approvals in November 2020.

The $30 million project’s proponent is Patmore Feeds.

Public proposal documents show it will produce 180,000 tonnes of feed annually with up to 25 staff.

It was proposed construction would begin in late 2020 and be completed by October 2021, in time for the summer grain harvest season.

Business News could not verify if construction had commenced at the time of writing.

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