Design plans for the Goulburn Valley Food Co-operative’s proposed Kyabram factory will be unveiled at Kyabram Community and Learning Centre this evening.October 11, 2012 9:05am
Design plans for the Goulburn Valley Food Co-operative's proposed Kyabram factory will be unveiled at Kyabram Community and Learning Centre on Thursday evening.
Design plans for the Goulburn Valley Food Co-operative’s Kyabram factory will be unveiled to the public in Kyabram tonight.
The co-operative will hold a joint meeting with sister organisation, the Australian Grown Food Company, at Kyabram Community and Learning Centre.
Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting which will be held in Room 7 at KCLC from 6
Co-operative chairman Les Cameron said the factory would be visible to everyone coming into Kyabram on Kyabram-Echuca Rd.
Architects Ben Waters and Will Loft from Studio Osk/Antarctica went through the design with Mr Cameron last week before meeting with Shire of Campaspe Council representatives.
‘‘These plans are truly amazing. They will attract attention across the country for their innovation, design concept and sustainability,’’ he said.
Co-operative director and former Heinz employee Ken Covington said having the architects present the design concepts to a local audience will be a great way of moving closer to the group’s goal.
‘‘Within a month all the people who have been working with us will be joint owners of the factory land, and that is a great milestone for all of us,’’ Mr Covington said.
The co-operative is now in the final stages of buying land for the factory from Kyabram businessman Scott Collins.
Purchase of the site, on Wood Rd in Kyabram Industrial Estate, is expected to be completed on October 31.
Former Heinz factory supervisors Simon Fraser and Chris Lloyd are both confident the co-operative’s plan can succeed.
‘‘All our conversations help us take another step forward,’’ Mr Fraser said.
‘‘Lots of new ideas have been accepted as the way forward. In particular our ‘warehouse in the back of a truck’ will help us keep costs to a minimum,’’ Mr Lloyd said.
Tomato farmer, and co-operative director, Bruce Weekes is also hopeful of success but said the manufacturing industry in Australia is in deep trouble and things will continue to be tough.
‘‘We have to be really competitive to make this work but there is no doubt a co-operative way of doing things is the only chance,’’ he said.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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