Business

$40m Sunny Queen expansion means cracking new jobs

NOW OPEN: Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale at the grand opening of the new $40 million manufacturing facility in Carole Park.
NOW OPEN: Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale at the grand opening of the new $40 million manufacturing facility in Carole Park.

QUEENSLAND-based business Sunny Queen Eggs has moved into a new $40 million head office and manufacturing warehouse in Carole Park.

The new 2220sq m factory in Mica St includes a new food processing facility to allow the company to expand into pre-prepared meals such as poached eggs and omelettes.

These will be distributed to a variety of commercial kitchens in schools, mining companies, hospitals, airlines and more.

The expansion has also been a boost to the local economy, with 39 new jobs created at the Carole Park facility.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale joined Sunny Queen Australia managing director John O'Hara for the official opening.

Ms Palaszczuk described Sunny Queen Eggs as a Queensland success story.

"This company is growing from strength to strength. They are growing jobs and employing over 110 people and a third of their workforce is new," she said.

"What my government wants to do is to continue supporting companies such as Sunny Queen to grow and expand and help them expand into overseas markets.

"While other countries are looking inwards, Queensland is looking outwards because we know through trade expansion this means jobs here locally in Queensland."

Dr Anthony Lynham said the Queensland Government was supporting the manufacturing sector with initiatives such as the Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap and the $20 million Made in Queensland grant program.

"The $7.6 million, 10-year Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap is one of six road maps being prepared under the $405 million Advance Queensland program," Dr Lynham said.

"Manufacturing is the fifth biggest contributor to the State's economy and employs almost 170,000 Queenslanders.

"Manufacturing is one of Queensland's traditional strengths.

"We want to expand to create new jobs and new products that can be sold into local and export markets."

Topics:  carole park eggs employment jobs sunny queen


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

GAS PROJECT: Hundreds of jobs secured in boost to region

Generic: Gas well at Talinga APLNG gasfield.   Photo Derek Barry / Surat Basin News

A Surat Basin gas project will secure 350 jobs

Tortured backpacker raped twice on final day, say police

The young British backpacker who was allegedly held against her will in Queensland.

"I would have done anything to help her,” he said.

Stranded truck driver survives 14 hours in floodwater

The truck driver, 47, stranded on the roof of the vehicle as RACQ LifeFlight prepares to winch him to safety.

'He’s suffering sunburn, it could have been a hell of a lot worse'

Local Partners

Smoke alarms wake family in time to flee house fire

BREAKING: Smoke alarms have saved a family from an early morning fire which left a home extensively damaged.

CMC Rocks is just the ticket for Eric Paslay

HAPPY TO BE HERE: American country singer Eric Paslay will play CMC Rocks 2017.

Country music singer is touring overseas for the first time.

Daredevils of Nitro Circus to thrill Lismore

Oakes Oval in Lismore will host the sell-out, worldwide phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live during its 15-city Australian tour in April.

The (in)famous 55-foot high Nitro Giganta ramp is the centrepiece

CHOOSING LIFE: Emu Park veteran leads way out of PTSD

WINNING THE FIGHT: Andrea Josephs with her daughter Kyla (10) at the Emu Park Anzac Memorial ahead of her official Matilda Poppy launch this weekend.

Andrea Josephs will officially launch Matilda Poppy in new hometown

HEARTBREAK: M'boro farmer misses out on love on reality show

Hearts broke when Sean Hollands was rejected by his bride Susan Rawlings on Married at First Sight.

MKR recap: The one where they actually get around to cooking

It’s amazing. They’re actually doing some cooking on this episode.

IT’S been nine weeks and the MKR teams shock us by actually cooking.

Controlling groom flips on wife

Nadia panics about Anthony’s backflip on Married At First Sight.

MAFS’ Anthony has backflipped, and his wife is about to crack.

Married at First Sight's controversial groom laying low

MAFS’ Anthony chooses to stay with wife Nadia at their vow renewal.

Anthony in hiding after backlash over his MAFS appearance

Broadway musical Kinky Boots coming to Queensland

Callum Francis and Toby Francis in a scene from the musical Kinky Boots.

High-heeled musical hit struts into Brisbane from August 2017.

Justice League drops new trailer

The Justice League, from left, Ezra Miller, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa.

Are fans going to be happy with DC's newest installment?

‘I don’t know if I’ll tour again’

ADELE has dropped a bombshell as she finished her New Zealand tour.

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Oceanside commercial opportunity in Sunshine Coast hot spot

Adjoining Kings Beach redevelopment sites "one of a kind''

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!