Work begins with local contractors on medicinal cannabis facility near Collie

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Site works have begun on a medicinal cannabis facility delivering job opportunities for local trade contractors.
Alannah MacTiernan pictured with a shovel heaped with soil as she turns the sod for a new medicinal cannabis facility near Collie

Site works have begun on a medicinal cannabis facility delivering job opportunities for local trade contractors.

Cannaponics Limited is building a new commercial cultivation, extraction, processing and distribution facility to compete in the rapidly growing medicinal cannabis industry.

The State Government has allocated $2 million from the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund to support the project.

The earthworks contract has been awarded to local Collie business T & R Contracting, partnering with Donnybrook Civil Earthmoving Contractors.

The building contract has been awarded to WA company Ballpoint Construction Group, with Cannaponics encouraging as much local employment as possible.

Cannaponics’ 160-acre property near Collie will become home to a 3,600sqm greenhouse and a 2,000sqm manufacture facility.

The Cannaponics project will create approximately 50 jobs during the 12 months of construction.

The project is expected to become a multi-million dollar enterprise, with flow-on effects to benefit Collie’s economy.

Future stages of the project are planned to increase production and create more local jobs.

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Page reviewed 16 November 2021