Northern Adelaideâ€™s food and beverage sector continues to invest and grow. The latest addition is a Food Hub Training Centre to be created in the town centre of Salisbury by Independent Institute of Food Processing.
The centre will further support the successful local food and beverage processing industry which employs over 1,600 people in the City of Salisbury and has seen 50% employment growth in recent years.
The training centre will be on the corner of John and Ann streets, into a training base for agriculture, butchery, food safety, forklift driving, animal welfare, horticulture and baristas. The instituteâ€™s Chief Executive Stephan Knoll said â€œthe project would provide a boost to the northâ€.
â€œUp to 50 students would study at the new hub at any one time. A commercial cafe would also operate at the centre, providing on the-job trainingâ€ said Stephan.
The firm recently was recognised as Australiaâ€™s Meat Industry Training Provider of the Year by the National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council.
Construction of the training centre is expected to be expected to start in the second half of this year subject to approvals.
The Centre complements northern Adelaideâ€™s strengths in food and beverage processing which include:
- The Adelaide Produce Market, based in the suburb of Pooraka, is South Australiaâ€™s primary commercial wholesale market, trading over 250,000 tonnes of fresh produce each year at an estimated value of $750 million. This fresh food mecca is complemented locally by Colesâ€™ Regional Distribution Centre and the nearby Woolworths distribution facility.
- Established concentration of advanced food processing companies such as Inghams, Bickfords, Lion, Obela, Holco, Lifestyle Bakery, Bellis, Australian Wholefoods and Sunfresh Salads.
- Excellent transport and logistics infrastructure with excellent cold store facilities
- The Virginia horticulture area
For details on Salisburyâ€™s food industry please refer to our Food and Beverage Processing Business Case