Abattoir moves one step closer
PLANS for a possible meatworks in the Maranoa region have progressed further after the council met with investors last week.
Maranoa Regional Council Mayor Tyson Golder and councillors Peter Flynn, David Schefe and Wendy Newman met with the Valinda Team Consortium, joint investors who are in the process of producing a development application for a proposed meatworks on a site near Pickanjinnie, west of Wallumbilla.
Portfolio chair for the Roma Saleyards Cr Flynn said following the favourable study regarding the positioning of a meatworks in the Maranoa region, the council was looking at new proposals.
“A development of this nature would bring significant benefits to the local agricultural industry, creating jobs and therefore providing positive economic outcomes for the Maranoa,” Cr Flynn said.
“Discussion with the Valinda Team Consortium centred on planning developments, access to the site, water usage permissions and community support (benefits/ challenges) of the setting up of the meatworks.”
Mayor Tyson Golder, Crs David Schefe, Wendy Newman and Peter Flynn, with Henry Nomoto and Linda Claxton, (Valinda Team Consortium).