New State Development Area

Mackay has a new State Development Area dedicated to making us a leader in the Bio commodity Industry.

What does this mean? We will have 907 hectares of industrial land at Racecourse and Rosella. The new industrial sites will enable companies to progress projects that value add to our sugar industry.

Already, Mecurius Biorefinery’s has a pilot plant at Racecourse developing aviation fuel from bagasse. Plus, there is also huge interest in producing proteins from sugar to replicate powdered egg white and milk.

New industries coming to our region can be assisted by the Miles Governments $4 billion Bioenergy fund designed to generate expansion into bioenergy generation by biomass waste.

We are creating local job opportunities and local businesses that the students in our schools will be building their careers around thanks to these announcements.