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Scenic Rim Agricultural Industrial Precinct

Project overview*

IAR statusImpact assessment report (IAR) active
Description The proposal is to establish approximately 40 hectares (ha) of land for an integrated agricultural industrial processing precinct, with a renewable energy power facility, converting waste to energy.
Proponent Kalfresh Pty Ltd
Location/s 6200 – 6206 Cunningham Highway, Kalbar, approximately 85 km south-west of Brisbane City. Map
Local government/s Scenic Rim Regional Council
Investment $291 million
Key features
  • Conversion of rural zoned land to 40 ha of industrial lots ranging from 0.6 ha to 6 ha
  • 1.6 megawatt (MW) (scalable to 10 MW) renewable energy power facility, producing baseload power to supply the industrial precinct and the electricity grid
  • 50,000 tonne per annum composting facility
  • Manufacturing plants for vegetable processing
  • Internal roads and project offices
  • Intersection to Cunningham Highway
  • Onsite sewerage and wastewater treatment.
Construction start date 2024
Jobs
  • 641 direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over 10 years (construction)
  • 475 direct FTE jobs (operational)

IAR process

DateActivity
Currently Awaiting additional information for the Revised draft IAR.
12 September 2023Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 5 April 2024.
6 March 2023 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 3 October 2023.
30 March 2022 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 April 2023.
30 July 2021 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 April 2022.
27 November 2020 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 1 August 2021.
1 October 2020 Additional information for the IAR requested by Coordinator-General.
16 May to 5 pm on 26 June 2020 Draft IAR submission period.
Draft IAR, including appendices.
31 May 2019 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 246 KB).
30 April 2019 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 16.8 MB), submitted.

Media releases

Further information

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* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2023