Flinders Shire Council (FSC) has taken the first steps to secure the region’s place as a reliable, innovative supplier of quality Australian beef to growing markets in Asia, Middle East and other parts of the world.
The below document presents the main findings from two studies commissioned by FSC for a beef processing plant (Abattior / Meatworks) at Hughenden, in the centre of Flinders Shire. It will assist investors and their advisors to appreciate Flinders Shire’s special place in Queensland’s beef production industry and to outline the next steps to develop this venture further.
Meatworks Update - 03/09/2018
“Ms Miao Wang has returned from a 3 week trip to China to meet with government officials and organisations about the Hughenden Meatworks and Feedlot.
The feedback is very positive and CNVM Investment Ltd will now be progressing forward to the approvals processes for the environmental, planning and construction requirements for the project. These approvals will be progressively worked through in the near future.
The Flinders Shire Council and CNVM Investment Ltd are working progressively towards bringing this project to reality.”
Ms Miao Wang - CNVM Investment Ltd
Jane McNamara - Mayor Flinders Shire Council
Flinders Shire continue Chinese relationship to strengthen ties of the Meat Processing Plant - January 2018 - NQ Register
Flinders Shire Council continued to develop roots in China following a trip abroad to attend the Chinese Overseas Investment Fair (COI Fair) in November 2017.
Hughenden meat processing plant receives Major Project Status from Federal Government - November 2017 - NQ Register
A new project that will provide graziers with an alternative path to market for their cattle in Hughenden, was granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government yesterday (Wednesday November 8).
Government approves Hughenden meat processing plant - July 2017 - NQ Register
The proposed Hughenden meat processing plant moves one step closer to fruition, as the Australian Government approves the development deed.
Parties sign the Hughenden processing plant development deed - April 2017 - NQ Register
A beef processing plant in Hughenden has moved closer to becoming a reality after a signing ceremony in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Investment group takes on Hughenden meat processing plant - March 2017 - NQ Register
A Chinese investment group, Flinders Shire Council and NorthBEEF could sign a binding agreement this month which could see a meat processing plant in Hughenden become a reality as early as 2018.
Chinese abattoir backer invites NorthBEEF and Flinders shire to tour facilities - November 2016 - NQ Register
An October invitation to visit the eighth China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFair) was a sign of the serious ongoing intentions of Chinese investors to bankroll a meat processing facility at Hughenden, according to Flinders mayor Jane McNamara.
China - Hughenden Meat Processing Plant Goodwill Tour - November 2016 - FSC
TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TRANSIT) - June 2016 - CSIRO
CSIRO's TRANSIT tool analyses transport options for agriculture to identify potential cost savings.
Hughenden beef works plans progress - March 2016 - NQ Register
Beef producers from across the North West attended a stakeholder briefing at Hughenden by Flinders Shire Council, North Beef and DSCY (Australia) Investments to hear more about plans for a meat processing facility.
Hughenden meatworks proposal gathering steam - February 2016 - NQ Register
The proposal for a beef processing plant to be constructed in Hughenden received a major boost on Monday with investors saying they’re eager to see the facility operating by early 2018.
Memorandum of Understanding - November 2015 - FSC
Memorandum of Understanding agreed between Flinders Shire Council, NorthBEEF Inc. and DSCY (Aust.) Investment Pty Ltd on developing an export approved meat processing plant in Hughenden, North West Queensland
New Meatworks One Step Closer - November 2015 - Townsville Bulletin
HUGHENDEN is one step closer to having a meatworks built in the town following a milestone agreement between the Flinders Shire Council, NorthBEEF Inc and a Chinese investor.
Modelling a more efficient future for cattle transport - April 2015 - CSIRO
The new TRANSIT tool developed by CSIRO is identifying ways to cut the costs of transporting cattle—offering solutions that would reduce the vast distances travelled and the numbers of trucks on the road. The tool will be applied beyond the livestock industry for use more broadly in the agricultural and logistics sectors.