A new Food Park will be located at Parafield Airport has been given a boost with $7 million to attract anchor tenants to the Northern Adelaide Food Park and to promote the use of renewable energy and energy storage solutions at the Food Park.
This announcement forms part of $24 million of new projects announced as part of the Northern Economic Plan launch by the Premier last week at Bickfordâ€™s at Salisbury South.
The 40-hectare site will be located at southern end of Parafield Airport and will bring together food manufacturers, packaging and transport companies. Co-locating services will improve efficiencies and cost competitiveness.
Every year for the past 17 years the stateâ€™s horticulture sector has increased in value. It currently contributes about $250 million to the total state economy (6.5 per cent). In addition, South Australiaâ€™s food and wine industries generated a record $18.2 billion in revenue in 2014-2015. Finished food and wine exports increased by 17 per cent in the past financial year.
The City of Salisbury truly is the food hub of South Australia with the largest concentration of food and grocery activity in the state delivering clean and green produce and premium food products to the world. We are the ideal location for food businesses and enjoy access to major food distribution centres whether that be via road, rail or air. See our Food and Beverage Processing Sector Profile for more about the benefits of locating food based operations in the area.
The park is currently on hunt for tenants. For more information and to register for updates visitÂ www.pir.sa.gov.au/foodpark