Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning The Honorable Dr Steven Miles

Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Steven Miles, said the Palaszczuk government is investing $ 10 million in support of this regional commercial hub

“Toowoomba Wellcamp’s Commercial Distribution Center will improve air cargo access for agricultural producers in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs area,” said Miles

“The distribution center will open international markets for Grazers and breeders and facilitate the export of our world’s best products

“This project is a fantastic boost for local businesses in Toowoomba The project supports 170 full-time workers during construction and additional jobs that are expected to be created through the supply chain and at the facility once they are operational

“This is part of our government’s recovery plan that supports projects that create jobs and support trade and our key industries like agriculture”

The facility will export premium goods including, but not limited to, beef, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, pork, and packaged nuts

Treasurer and Investment Secretary Cameron Dick said Wagner Corporation has appointed Queensland Hutchinson Builders as the prime contractor to manage the project

“Wagner Corporation completed the first bulk earthworks in late 2020 so Hutchinson can quickly start building and moving this exciting project forward,” said the treasurer

“It is hoped that the final casting of the slab will be completed by the end of February so that construction work can begin and the system can be operational by the end of 2021”

Steady progress has been made in the RTDC since October 2019 when Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport as one of two supporters selected to receive multi-million dollar support for the development of the regional export center / p>

“Exports remain vital to our economy as one in five jobs in Queensland is supported by exports,” said the treasurer

“After completion, the facility will have a gross floor area of ​​over 4000 square meters, the 1500 square meters of state-of-the-art cold storage, freezer rooms and temperature-controlled transit areas as well as large transit and surrounding areas includes covered external storage areas

“This expansion of Wellcamp’s cold storage capacity gives our world-leading primary producers and exporters an advantage by extending product shelf life and bringing products back to international markets that simply cannot get enough of Queensland’s high quality foods and fiber Products ”

John Wagner, chairman of Wagner Corporation, said the Toowoomba-based company is proud to be partnering with the Queensland government on this world-class export facility and fueling growth in Queensland’s exports and jobs

“We are pleased that we can press ahead with work on this project so quickly so that our producers and suppliers can get back on their feet after COVID-19 disruptions in 2020,” said Wagner

“Since the beginning of 2016, Wellcamp’s international freight business has seen year-over-year growth in both inbound and outbound volumes, and we expect this to continue with the completion of the RTDC”

Learn more about how the Queensland Government’s $ 175 million Employment and Regional Growth Fund is helping projects like RTDC to create jobs and fuel economic growth.

The Project

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