One of Australia’s most iconic food brands is set to centralise its operations in Western Sydney, after being granted approval today for a new manufacturing, warehousing and distribution hub in Orchard Hills.
Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa said Snack Brands will be investing $222 million to establish the one-stop hub which will allow it to consolidate its operations and boost production.
“I am excited to see Snack Brands, making some of Australia’s most iconic chip brands like Kettle and Thins right in our backyard, helping to support local jobs and growth” Mrs Davies said.
“With the establishment of the new hub, they’ll be able to increase production capacity to around 50,000 tonnes a year. From peeling to packaging, goods will be made, processed, and transferred from one location, saving time, fuel and reducing the number of truck movements.”
“The project will also support 500 construction jobs and provide a welcome boost for the Western Sydney economy.”
CEO of Snack Brands Australia Paul Musgrave also commented on the importance of the approval to construct the new facility.
“This is a fantastic day for Snack Brands. This approval marks an important milestone in bringing our vision into reality.”
“We now have the necessary approvals in place to begin construction on a facility that will enable us to service the growth we are continuously building with our customers for the next 30 years.”
“To be able to do this within an efficient and sustainable structure that secures manufacturing jobs in Australia is a huge win for all stakeholders.”
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the proposed expansion by Snack Brands was further confirmation of the NSW Government’s support of local manufacturing jobs.
“I know many people in western Sydney work in construction and manufacturing, so I
am excited to see this type of investment in the area,” he said.
“It will mean less time commuting for these workers and a better work-life balance.
“I look forward to construction starting later this year, with the site expected to be operational in 2025.”
To find out more about the project, visit www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/snack-brands-manufacturing-facility