Production Facility Receives Approval

August 15 2018

Production facility receives tick of approval

BioMar Australia today announced its Wesley Vale aqua feed production facility had received the final tick of approval from Latrobe Council, marking an important milestone in the project's future.

BioMar Australia Technical Customer Account Manager Alasdair Bradley said the organisation was delighted to receive approval for the Development Application (DA).

“As part of the DA process, the Environment Protection Authority also approved the Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan, ensuring BioMar’s facility meets all required environmental responsibilities and practices,” Mr Bradley said.

“The DA approval is also an important indication of industry, local council and community support for BioMar’s expansion into Australia, and importantly Tasmania.

“Receiving DA approval now allows us to take the next steps in the project's timeline and move forward with the construction phase which will generate up to 250 jobs in the local region.

“We will be awarding a civil works contract to an Australian firm next, and we expectground works on site to kick off following the reception of the Building Permit from Latrobe Council.”

(L-R) Latrobe Council Mayor Peter Freshney and BioMar Australia Technical Customer Account Manager Alasdair Bradley take a tour of the Wesley Vale site as part of today's official announcement.