An existing warehouse could soon become part of a new development for a freeze-drying facility which would be capable of manufacturing more than 200 tonnes of food while providing up to 50 jobs in the region.
Currently the site features an existing office and storage area which would be utilised as a warehouse in the new development, if approved.
The proposed development also includes plans for an industrial shed, 69 parking spaces and manoeuvring area.
If approved, the proposed freeze-drying development would process greater than 200 tonnes of food and would include 50 full-time jobs.
According to the application, “the regionally significant project has economic benefits such as stimulating and supporting a diverse regional economy, significantly contributing to employment, value adding to the agricultural sector and reducing in agricultural waste”.
According to the application, the business would operate seven days a week.
Other features of the proposed development include:
• 50 full time equivalent jobs;
• 24-7 operation seven days a week;
• Proposed Process facility—1601sq m;
• Proposed ancillary office—160sq m;
• Reuse of existing warehouse—1896sq m;
• Site coverage—40.1 per cent;
• 9.6m overall building height;
• Mixture of Colourbond and painted fibre cement cladding;
• 69 formalised carparks including one designated disable parking bay;
• 2 sealed commercial driveways;
• Dedicated landscape strips;
• Dedicated waste disposal area screened from frontage;
• External lighting;
• The building would be fit for purpose and functional