336 full time jobs will be created once work is completed on $85 million Fucheng International Abattoirs which has now been given the green light by the Goondiwindi Regional Council.
Works are set to begin within the next 12 months and it is expected to become the largest single employer in the Goondiwindi region, once fully operational.
Development application manager, Premise Technical Operations Manager, Dr Margaret Jewell, says the project has many pluses for the region.
“The development application process included extensive consultation with local employment agencies and community groups, who see the value in a project of this scale. The proposed development site formerly operated as a sheep abattoir, and will have both historical and economic significance for the surrounding region.”
Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines declared the site a project of regional significance in December 2016 which enabled the abattoir to establish improved water security by accessing state reserves.