The development of a freeze-drying facility in Thabeban has been given the go ahead, with the business expected to manufacture more than 200 tonnes of food per year while creating up to 50 local jobs.
Bundaberg Regional Council recently approved a Material Change of Use application for the proposed development at 9 Charlie Triggs Crescent, Thabeban by Insite SJC on behalf of SSS Superfoods Pty Ltd.
The site, which currently consists of an office and storage area, will be transformed into a warehouse and will feature 69 parking spaces.
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”.
Once the development is fully constructed, the facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Other features of the proposed development include:
• 50 full time equivalent jobs;
• 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;
• 69 formalised carparks including one designated disable parking bay;
• Two sealed commercial driveways;
• Dedicated landscape strips;
• Dedicated waste disposal area screened from frontage;
• External lighting;
• The building would be fit for purpose and functional