The official opening of Costa’s Childers (Central QLD) Avocado Packing Facility extension was held on Tuesday 30 April.
Costa was delighted to welcome The Honourable Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler to officially open the new expansion. Funding was made available through the Federal Coalition government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package.
The expanded facility in Childers will create more jobs for the local region through greater packing capacity, allowing both Costa and our third party growers to expand production in the coming years to meet customer demand.
Costa Avocado Category General Manager Shanon Williams noted the importance of the Childers growing region to Costa’s avocado production footprint.
“The Childers region is an important growing area for Costa and investing in this facility means we are making a long term commitment to the region, including the creation of new jobs and employment opportunities for people from within the region”, said Shanon.
Costa’s investment in the facility while increasing our capacity to grow, and export pack avocados, will also enable a greater focus on the health and safety of our workers which is paramount to Costa and our operations.