Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor Graeme Scheu says it’s an exciting time for Goondiwindi with the Council formally ratifying approvals for the construction of the $100 million abattoir near the township.
Mayor Scheu says the project, set for completion at the end of 2018 will provide a major economic boost to the Goondiwindi region.
“We believe we are on the cusp of another agricultural growth boom in the economy and the social structure of the region.”
The development will employ 380 fulltime staff when in full operation, and the direct and indirect benefit to the economy will begin even before operation, with hundreds more jobs on offer during the construction stage.
Fucheng International Abattoirs believe their introduction to Goondiwindi will boost even more employment in agriculture, maintenance and repair industries, transport, building and business and financial services.
Councillor Scheu says 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.”