Construction has started on Huon’s new Parramatta Creek facility

Construction has started on  Huon Aquaculture’s new smokehouse and product centre at Parramatta Creek in the north of Tasmania. Huon Co-founder and Managing Director Peter Bender turned the first sod with Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff, Senator for Tasmania Richard Colbeck, Wiley Managing Director Tom Wiley on April 11.

“Today is an important chapter in the Huon story with the initiation of one of our biggest projects to date. Thank you to everyone who came to see the first sod turned and who has supported us in the lead up to this day”, said Peter Bender.

The full construction brief includes building a new processing facility, upgrading the existing process facility and incorporating new offices and amenities which can cater for up to 100 staff.

“We’ve talked a lot about specific changes at the farm but it’s also important to make sure that when we do upgrades of this scale that every part of our production process, from farm to factory, is world class and uses the latest technology”, said Peter Bender.

We’re also very excited that this development means that for the first time we can say that all our products, from start to finish, are produced in Tasmania. Tasmania’s reputation for gourmet produce and the growing hospitality sector provides really great opportunities for local farmers and the state’s brand.

You can access the media release here.

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