Huge ag pro­ject pro­posed

Central and North Rural Weekly - - END OF ERA -

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.

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