With a multi-million-dollar investment in new infrastructure and a raft of international trade initiatives delivered by the Palaszczuk Government, Queensland beef exports are tipped to grow strongly in coming years.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deputy Premier Steven Miles, Treasurer Cameron Dick and Agriculture Minister Mark Furner visited the Longreach saleyards today as part of the Cabinet’s regional trip out west.
The Premier said construction would soon begin on a major redevelopment of the saleyards which will see 100,000 head of cattle per year pass through the hub.
The Premier said the government was also focused on boosting beef exports from west Queensland, delivering a number of programs to support primary produces in the region.
“We’re working hard to beef up Queensland exports overseas, because we know that increased trade means more jobs and more financial stability here in Longreach and western Queensland,” the Premier said.
“Supporting Queensland’s $6.7 billion beef industry is critical to Queensland’s economic recovery.
“Major upgrades to the Longreach saleyards are a great example. The saleyards are vital to beef exports throughout the state and internationally.
“We’re investing in infrastructure here in Queensland to support primary producers to rebuild and recover from the pandemic.