Decades-old si­los listed for sale by Grain­corp

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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.

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