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Greenhouse expansion harvests 250 new jobs in Adelaide’s north

Local horticulture company P’Petual Holdings has announced plans to expand its high-technology glasshouse complex in a project expected to create 250 new ongoing jobs in Northern Adelaide.

To be rolled out over three stages, the $60 million expansion will increase the scale of the greenhouses from eight to 28 hectares, creating the second largest high-technology glasshouse horticulture project in South Australia.

The first stage is an eight hectare expansion funded with the help of a $2 million Future Jobs Fund grant that will generate 100 new ongoing jobs and increase the total yield to approximately 7800 tonnes of produce annually.

P’Petual Holdings has also attracted investment capital to fund the expansion from overseas investors.

Investment Attraction South Australia has been working with P’Petual to secure these investments and new jobs.

The collaboration between P’Petual Holdings, Stretton Centre, City of Playford, SA Water, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Environmental Protection Authority South Australia, the Office of the Agent-General and IASA achieved this result.

P’Petual Holdings Director Henry Liu said horticulture and protected cropping are growing sectors in this region.

“It is exciting for P’Petual Holdings to be part of that growth and to see our facility expand into a state-of-the-art horticultural centre,” said Mr Liu.

“The expansion of our facility opens up opportunities to access overseas markets and showcase the high quality produce grown right here in South Australia.”

“Investment Attraction South Australia have been strong supporters of our growth plans and provided welcome assistance throughout the development approval process and beyond.”

Image Caption: The expansion of P’Petual Holdings’ glasshouse complex provides a jobs boost for Northern Adelaide.

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