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BioMar receives final approval for $56 million feed production facility in Tasmania

BioMar Australia’s $56 million aqua feed production facility in northwest Tasmania has received the final approval from Latrobe Council, marking an important milestone in the projects future. “The site’s redundant facilities have been dismantled and it is now ready for work to start on the new production building. During the 14-month construction phase, up to 250 contractors will be required. We are also currently in the process of hiring more staff to join our current team on the ground in Tasmania.\"

August 16, 2018


BioMar Australia’s $56 million aqua feed production facility in northwest Tasmania has received the final approval from Latrobe Council, marking an important milestone in the projects future.

Now the 14-month construction phase can begin and generate up to 250 contractor jobs in the region.

BioMar Australia Technical Customer Account Manager Alasdair Bradley said he was delighted to receive the Latrobe Council’s DA approval, allowing the project to take the all-important next steps.

“As part of the DA approval process, the Environment Protection Authority approved the Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan, ensuring BioMar’s production facility meets all required environmental responsibilities and practices,” said Mr. Bradley. “The DA approval is also an important marker of industry, local council and community support for our organizations expansion into Australia, and importantly Tasmania.”

Mr. Bradley said BioMar would be in a position to award a civil works contract to an Australian firm within the next few weeks, with ground works to kick off following their commencement.

“The site’s redundant facilities have been dismantled and it is now ready for work to start on the new production building,” he said. “During the 14-month construction phase, up to 250 contractors will be required. We are also currently in the process of hiring more staff to join our current team on the ground in Tasmania.\"

\"BioMar have been in ongoing conversations with the local residential and business community and will be hosting a community drop in information session on Saturday, August 18 for those interested in taking a site tour and finding out more about the projects progress,” he concluded. 

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