King Island Multi Species Abattoir Opened By Premier And Minister

King Island Multi Species Abattoir Opened By Premier And Minister

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

King Island Specialty Abattoir Up And Running

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is committed to growing Tasmanian agriculture and the opening of the King Island Multi Species Abattoir (KIMSA) is an important step to achieving this.

Premier Will Hodgman and Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff today joined staff at the facility.

“King Island has faced challenges in recent years, but the opening of this plant demonstrates the commitment by the local community to find a solution.” Premier Hodgman said.

“This is the culmination of 6 years’ work to convert a disused abattoir to a multi species facility capable of delivering high quality King Island branded meat products to national markets.”

“Community has invested $600,000 in the facility which offers huge potential for the future.”

“This milestone has been achieved through the persistent work of a small committee backed by support from the local community and the broader meat industry.” Premier Hodgman said.

Minister Rockliff said the abattoir will directly employ 14 locals, develop the gourmet wallaby meat industry and other products and inject significant investment into the local economy while complementing King Island’s well established brand.”

“This Government provided $50,000 and significant support and expertise through AgriGrowth Tasmania and the Department of State Growth to help establish this facility.” Minister Rockliff said.

“Supporting and growing Tasmanian agriculture is a top priority for this Government, with the sector offering huge potential for Tasmania’s economy, particularly in regional areas.”

 

TAS Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We recognise agriculture as one of Tasmania’s real competitive strengths and a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, and is working to further ‘Grow, Make and Protect’ the agricultural sector as articulated in our comprehensive Agri-Food Plan.”

“Our Agri-Vision 2050 sets a strong target for growing the value of the agriculture sector in Tasmania tenfold to $10 Billion per year by 2050, and facilities like this will ensure that is achieved.” Minister Rockliff said.