$47 million agricultural project now approved
MORE jobs are coming to North Queensland with the Co-ordinator-General approving the $47 million 15 Mile Irrigated Agricultural Development project.
The project will be located on the Flinders River around 12km north-northwest of Hughenden, with State Development Minister Cameron Dick saying it will be one of the largest employers in the region once fully developed.
“The project will create up to five jobs during its five-year construction phase and 77 jobs during the initial three-year development phase,” Mr Dick said.
“At full operation, the project will support a workforce of 165 staff, which is equivalent to 21 per cent of the total workforce in Flinders Shire.
“There are also attractive flow-on benefits to other industries in the region associated with agricultural supplies and transport.
“The Palaszczuk Government is a job-creating government, and we’ll continue to back big regional projects like this to put more Queenslanders into work.
“This is also a great example of a local council with limited resources taking the initiate to drive a unique, jobs-sustaining project,” he said.
APPROVAL: Cameron Dick has announced the green light for a Flinders Shire project.