Lenswood Apples cooperative has received an $850,000 grant from the South Australian Government to support the development of their processing facility.
Lenswood Co-op plan to increase their capacity to produce new innovative packaging for domestic and expanding export markets.
CEO of Lenswood Co-op James Walters said the development would reinvigorate apple choice and availability for consumers, not only in Australia, but also across global markets.
According to SA Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock the Co-op’s proposed $11.37 million expansion would diversify and expand its capacity, as well as creating new regional employment opportunities.
“This is a major project which will bring economic benefits to the region and industry,” Mr Brock said. “At least 50 new ongoing jobs will be created to run the new and expanded operations once full capacity is reached.