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F&B manufacturing precinct planned for Sunshine Coast

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The Turbine Precinct, a multi-million dollar project on the Sunshine Coast, will be Australia’s first purpose-built food and beverage manufacturing and education zone.

The project, located adjacent to the airport, has secured $8.78 million in federal funding, and will assist local food and beverage businesses to scale and develop both nationally and internationally.

The new manufacturing precinct will house a research and development facility, an industry-specific training facility, an expertise hub as well as warehouse and logistic services forming a collaborative space for new ideas and product plans.

“The Turbine Precinct will be a place where industry, research, government and education and training providers collectively unlock growth and drive innovation,” said Turbine director Emma Greenhatch

She added that Turbine will take the food and agribusiness to the next level, providing advanced manufacturing capabilities, critical services, education and training to turbocharge industry growth.

The company has appointed Frances Cayley as project director to oversee operations and bring this project to fruition. 

Frances Cayley is project director. (Supplied).

“This precinct will shine a light on the importance of manufacturing in the food and beverage sector and will offer so many opportunities to those smaller businesses who really need the support to help them scale, break into new markets and increase their market share,” said Cayley.

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