Friday, March 23, 2012

Local contractors ready to take on construction of Meat Processing Project

A trade night in Darwin this week attracted more than 100 people looking to win work at Australian Agricultural Company’s (AAco) proposed meat processing facility at Livingstone Valley.

AAco General Manager Northern Australia Beef Stewart Cruden said the information night was the opportunity for local contractors to register their interest to work on the project, which is going through final approvals and Government Funding Requirements .

Around 60 companies registered for potential work on the project in a range of trades and services including building, fencing, roading, electrical, concrete, panel installation, sheet metal work, engineering, painting, landscaping and plumbing.

Mr Cruden said he was happy with the level of interest from local suppliers.

“It was evidence that local contractors have the capacity to deliver this project for Territorians,” Mr Cruden said.

“They are looking for projects to work on now and ready to meet the challenge. Some of them can’t afford to wait for other major projects to come on line.”

AAco has submitted planning and environmental approvals with the Northern Territory Government for the project, which will provide jobs for 230 people during construction and 270 once operational.

It is also seeking Government support to bring forward investment in off-site infrastructure services including roading, port, power, gas and water.
ustralian Agricultural Company’s (AAco) proposed meat processing facility at Livingstone Valley.

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