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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Government supports Sunny Queen expansion

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Anthony Lynham

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Government supports Sunny Queen expansion

    The Palaszczuk Government’s backing of egg producer Sunny Queen Australia has allowed the company to expand into pre-prepared meals and create 39 new jobs at its purpose-built $40 million Carole Park factory.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Sunny Queen Australia's new value-adding food processing facility was an example of the Government’s commitment to growing the state’s $20 billion manufacturing sector.

    “Sunny Queen Australia is the largest organic egg farmer in Australia and has created new facilities to produce a range of frozen products such as poached eggs, omelettes, frittatas and fritters for food service clients including hospitals, aged care facilities, major fast food chains and Qantas,” the Premier said.

    “They have evolved from a domestic supplier to an exporter of unique Queensland food products to a global market by developing a unique manufacturing process and creating an integrated food manufacturing, storage and distribution hub.”

    The company has extended staff numbers to 118 and created 39 new jobs at its Carole Park facility over the past two years.

    “Queensland is becoming a recognised leader for its advanced manufacturing technologies, thanks to our environment, skilled workforce, transport infrastructure and close distance to Asia-Pacific export markets.

    Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the Queensland Government is supporting this growing sector with initiatives such as the Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap and the $20 million Made in Queensland grant program.

    “The $7.6 million 10-year Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap is one of the six roadmaps being prepared under the $405 million Advance Queensland program.

    “Manufacturing is the fifth biggest contributor to the state’s economy and employs almost 170,000 Queenslanders.

    “Manufacturing is one of Queensland’s traditional strengths that we want to expand to create new jobs and new products that can be sold into local and export markets,” Dr Lynham said.

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