Growth and Diversification
Major projects in the Great Southern focused on growth and diversification are listed below.
Breath Feature Film: Breath Productions is making a feature film of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel Breath. A $2.3 million investment by the State Government, including $1.5 million from Royalties for Regions, helped to secure Denmark as the film site. Location filming took place in the first half of 2016 and the film is expected to premiere in 2017.
Biomass Fuel Pellets: Plantation Energy is planning to resume the export of densified biomass fuel pellets manufactured from sustainably managed bluegum plantation forests. Production of 250,000t per annum is expected. Operations were suspended in 2012, but plant refurbishment is scheduled to start in Q1 2017, with operations restarting mid-year.
Premier Flour Mill: The project will restore the Premier Four Mill building to its former glory, featuring a Dome Cafe and restaurant, 20-room inn, museum and space for additional retail activities. Work is under way and completion is expected by July 2017.
More details of these projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.