4 August, 2021
Wellcamp export hub takes off
The sky’s the limit for Queensland’s primary producers, with the official opening of the $17.8 million Regional Trade Distribution Centre at the Wellcamp airport late last month.
Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the Toowoomba Wellcamp Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) is set to supercharge regional producers’ access to key international markets.
“The RTDC is stream-lining the paddock-to-freight process for graziers and growers throughout the Toowoomba and Downs regions,” he said.
“Premium Queensland fresh food such as beef, fruit and vegetables can now be airfreighted into markets all over the world, faster and fresher than ever before.
“This project has already delivered a fantastic boost for the local businesses in Toowoomba, having supported 170 workers during construction, with more jobs to be created at the facility and throughout the supply chain.”
Wagner Corporation Chairman John Wagner said he was proud to have worked with the state government on a world-class facility growing local exports and jobs.
“The RTDC adds a new dimension to Wellcamp’s existing international freight operations and will bring enormous benefits to local producers and businesses,” he said.
“The RTDC is regional Queensland’s largest fresh food exporting hub with a gross floor area of 4,000 square metres. Included is 1,500 square metres of state-of-the-art refrigerated storage, freezer rooms and temperature-controlled transit areas as well as large transit and covered external storage areas.
“The project supported 170 jobs during construction and will support ongoing operational jobs, both at the facility and throughout the supply chain.”
The project was made possible through a $10 million investment from the Queensland Government as part of the $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.