21/03/2012 - 15:23

Woolworths opens $31m Bunbury centre

21/03/2012 - 15:23

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Woolworths opens $31m Bunbury centre

Supermarket group Woolworths has officially opened its meat processing centre in Bunbury, which cost $31 million to upgrade and will employ 70 workers.

Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman officially opened the Bunbury Meat Centre, saying it was a show of confidence in the domestic market for beef and lamb.

"This modern new processing and packaging centre is a unique facility which will enable direct distribution to retail outlets across the State,” he said in a statement.

“With a major abattoir next door, the two centres form one of the biggest employers in the Bunbury region, with more than 650 employees.”  

The processing centre is located next to the V&V Walsh sheep and beef abattoir.

WAFarmers president Mike Norton said the new centre was a fantastic investment.

“This is a state of the art facility, built with a long term business plan in place to service northern retail outlets in Western Australia along with mining industry.”

Mr Norton said the investment highlighted Woolworths’ commitment to supporting local primary producers.

 

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