06/06/2019 | Steven Marshall MP | Stephan Knoll MP | More Jobs

The Marshall Liberal Government has welcomed Thomas Foods International’s (TFI) significant expansion of its South Australian operations.

TFI have unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing plant in Murray Bridge which is set to bolster the state’s regional economy and employ up to 2,000 workers.

The Marshall and Morrison Governments are delivering enabling infrastructure through the development of road and utility infrastructure to the new Murray Bridge site.

“The State Liberal Government is investing in productive infrastructure to build our regions, unlock economic potential and create more jobs,” said Premier Marshall.

“TFI’s intention to build a new state-of-the-art meat processing facility will be a massive boost for the regional economy, exports and jobs.

“This will ultimately grow our meat exports in the future, which is a crucial pillar of our state’s food and agribusiness industry.

“When we have stronger regions, we build a stronger South Australia, and these types of investments show the confidence national and international businesses have in our state as an ideal place to operate.

“This is a proudly South Australian company that is a great advocate for promoting our state’s amazing premium produce in overseas markets.”

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll says support for regional infrastructure is needed to make our regions an even more attractive place to invest.

“We are thrilled to support this iconic South Australian brand to return to full production, exporting our state’s products to 80 international markets,” said Minister Knoll.

“Without strong regional infrastructure, we wouldn’t see businesses of this scale choosing to invest in South Australia.

“That’s why the Marshall and Morrison Governments will invest to build the road infrastructure necessary to help facilitate TFI’s massive private investment in this state.

“We are also delivering road and infrastructure upgrades across all regional areas, strengthening their local economies, as well as the South Australian economy as a whole.”