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Information morning for Kalbar Agricultural Precinct

You can find out more about the Scenic Rim Agricultural Industrial Precinct proposal this Saturday at Kalbar.

The proponents, Kalfresh Pty Ltd, are hosting an information morning at the Kalbar School of Arts on Saturday (June 13) from 8.30am to noon.

Kalfresh CEO Richard Gorman says everyone is welcome to drop in, find out more and ask questions.

“Our draft plan is currently being considered by the Queensland Co-ordinator General and is also open for public consultation until June 26,” he says.

“Our proposal seeks to create a hub for value-added food production in the Fassifern Valley, on a 40ha site adjoining our existing facility.

“We also have plans for an innovative waste-to-energy power facility which would turn food and urban waste into electricity to power the precinct and stabilise the grid.”

The Kalfresh proposal includes plans for an upgraded intersection to the Cunningham Highway, and the potential for rural service businesses and other food and beverage value-adding businesses to base themselves in the region where the ingredients are grown.

There are also plans to establish a Scenic Rim farming museum and education centre on the site, which will celebrate the region’s agricultural story past and present.

“Fully developed, and with third party investment, the Precinct will support more than 1,000 operational jobs,” says Mr Gorman.

“We understand that the local community may have questions about what we are proposing and we welcome them to come and meet us on Saturday and find out more.”

The Kalfresh owners and planning consultants will be at the Kalbar School of Arts on Saturday from 8.30am to noon. Drop by to find out more (COVID crowd protocols will be observed).

If you wish to make a submission on the project you can do that online at haveyoursay.dsd.qld.gov.au/coordinatorgeneral/sraip/