Decades-old silos listed for sale by Graincorp
THE former grain sorting and storage facility at Harristown has been listed for sale by Graincorp.
For decades, grain from across the region has been stored and loaded at the site.
Originally the site was used by the Australian Wheat/Barley Board to bag grain in the second decade of the 20th century.
It then passed through the hands of Bulk Grains and Grainco, before being bought by Graincorp in 2003.
Once situated in a semi-rural setting, it became apparent that Toowoomba’s urban growth had encroached on the site to the point where Graincorp needed to find other areas for the storing and loading of grain.
With Graincorp investing in the two surrounding sites of Brookstead and Malu, it was decided to cease operations at Harristown in 2015.
The former grain sorting and storage facility is set across three titles of approximately 7000 sq m, is currently zoned under Community Facilities Government, and fronts Anzac Ave.
The site features a grading shed with internal office, amenities and grading plant, an adjoining grain storage shed, 11 steel grain silos each with the capacity for approximately 1000 tonnes.
The company is seeking expressions of interest for the sale of the site.