Huge ag project proposed
A HIGH-TECH horticultural hub could bring up to 155 new jobs to the Sunshine Coast as a major interstate producer evaluates a potential expansion to the region.
Victorian-based firm Katunga Fresh has lodged plans with Sunshine Coast Council to build a $60 million facility on a Maroochy River property.
It wants to build six greenhouses which, when complete, would cover 15 hectares of growing area.
Katunga Fresh initially intends to dedicate that space solely to cucumbers.
The proposed development also includes workers’ accommodation for up to 20 people, as well as a home and dam at the Yandina Bli Bli Rd site.