Moora Citrus Packers Shed opened
December 05, 2017 at 3:32 PM
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan officially opened the Moora Citrus Packers Shed in Bindoon 3 November 2017.
Sue Middleton, Executive Director, Moora Citrus welcomed approximately 200 people, including government, industry and community representatives who enjoyed a citrus inspired lunch and a musical performance by Tongan workers from the Moora Citrus Orchard.
Mr Shane Kay, Orchard Manager at Moora Citrus and owner of Niela Citrus Orchard, spoke about the development of the local citrus industry and the Packers Shed project.
The state of the art shed will be Western Australia’s largest citrus packing facility and is able to process and package a range of other fruits, supporting various export products throughout the broader Region. The Shed is expected to generate 15 long-term jobs in Bindoon and another 60 jobs in the service and supply chain.
The peri-urban growth areas north of Perth including Chittering, Gingin, Dandaragan, Victoria Plains and Moora produce approximately 83% of WA’s oranges, 80% of its lemons and nearly 50% of its mandarins with more growth over the coming years expected.
Moora Citrus Packers is a joint venture project between Moora Citrus and the Kay, Gillon, Yildiz, Brennan and Middleton families coming together to invest in the future of the WA citrus industry.
Pictured above: Rebecca Tomkinson, Chair Wheatbelt Development Commission; Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Wendy Newman, CEO Wheatbelt Development Commission and Alan Yildiz, General Manager Moora Citrus.