July 27, 2021
The $17.8 million Regional Trade Distribution Centre at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport – a key part of plans to link local producers to international markets – was officially opened on Tuesday.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the Toowoomba Wellcamp Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) would streamline the paddock-to-freight process for graziers and growers.
“Premium Queensland fresh food such as beef, fruit and vegetables can now be airfreighted into markets all over the world, faster and fresher than ever before,” Dr Miles said.
“This project has already delivered a fantastic boost for the local businesses in Toowoomba, having supported 170 workers during construction, with more jobs to be created at the facility and throughout the supply chain.”
Treasurer Cameron Dick said the State Government nurtured the project with a $10 million investment.
“We’re driving the next phase of economic growth by unlocking private sector investment, which is the critical element to job creation in the Queensland economy,” the Treasurer said.
Wagner Corporation chairman John Wagner said the was proud to have worked with the State Government on a world-class facility growing Queensland exports and jobs.
“The RTDC adds a new dimension to Wellcamp’s existing international freight operations and will bring enormous benefits to local producers and businesses,” Mr Wagner said.
“The RTDC is regional Queensland’s largest fresh food exporting hub with a gross floor area of 4000 square metres. Included is 1500 square metres of state-of-the-art refrigerated storage, freezer rooms and temperature-controlled transit areas as well as large transit and covered external storage areas.