FKG to build massive food processing plant

The plant will process produce from the Darling Downs.
The plant will process produce from the Darling Downs.

BREAKING: Construction company FKG Group has revealed it plans to build a massive food processing plant west of Toowoomba.

The proposed $5 million facility will operate 24 hours, 7 days a week but the majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday within a standard day shift.

And it will bring new jobs to the region.

FKG is building the development which will be leased to a food processing company for a period of less than 10 years.

After the initial lease period, FKG plans to subdivide the land and sell it to the food processing company.

The plan includes a 2,667m2 food processing shed, a 557m2 office and a 36m2 site shed.

The layout of the proposed food processing plant. Photo Contributed
The layout of the proposed food processing plant. Photo Contributed Contributed

Documents submitted by FKG state all food processing will occur within the enclosed building and the process is not likely to generate noise or air quality emissions that will cause nuisance to surrounding properties.

Construction of the plant will involve earthworks to establish an engineered and graded concrete pad on which the food processing facility will be constructed.

In addition to external hardstand areas, two bio-retention/detention basins will be located to the north-western and southwestern corners of the subject site and landscaping areas will be provided adjacent to all boundaries of the subject site.

FKG property development manager Dallas Hunter remained coy about which food would be processed at the plant.

He said a confidentiality agreement prohibited him from disclosing which company would lease the plant.

A plan for the factory submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council. Photo Contributed
A plan for the factory submitted to Toowoomba Regional Council. Photo Contributed Contributed

He did say it was a new business to Toowoomba and that it would process produce from the Darling Downs.

Mr Hunter said the plant would add value to the produce.

It's thought the plant could be worth $5 million and employ multiple people.

The plant will be built on Witmack Rd at Wellcamp.

Toowoomba Regional Council is considering an application regarding the plant.


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