Nectar Announcement

October 26, 2017
“This decision will produce savings in capital expenditure and operating expenses, largely arising from establishing a single construction site (as opposed to two) simpler construction, no duplication of facilities and the ability to operate solely off the BGPH electricity supply, obviating the need for natural gas and grid energy,” Mr Sasse said.

“We propose to hold the Phase One site in reserve until such time as construction of the windfarm and the glasshouse is underway, and then dispose of the Phase One land.”

With the future of the Nectar Farm some what speculative, this is a wonderful step in ensuring future employment opportunities for Stawell and the surrounding areas.

Mr Sasse said the master plan for the Bulgana development is currently being finalised, with site developments set to begin in March 2018, pending planning approval.

Northern Grampians Shire Council mayor Tony Driscoll said he welcomed Nectar Farms’ announcement and the expedited delivery of employment and contractor opportunities for the Stawell community.

“We have worked closely with Nectar Farms on this major investment in our region, and we welcome the news that soon, our community will be able to reap the benefits of that hard work in the form of a number of employment opportunities,” he said.