Wine group’s expansion could create 100 new jobs

The McWilliams group has received approval for the $53 m expansion of its Hanwood winery.

The expansion which was approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, is expected to deliver significant economic benefits to the region including the creation of up to 100 new jobs according to The Land.

The expansion will include increased winery crush capacity from 34,000 to 65,000 tonnes per annum, an onsite bottling and packaging facility and upgrades to the site’s wastewater treatment system, chiller and barrel door infrastructure.

The expansion will also include an environmentally friendly irrigation system which will enable the treatment and reuse of the winery’s waste water on its vineyards.

Chris Wilson, executive director of Development Assessment Systems and Approvals believes that the expansion will not only reap attractive economical benefits for the region, but will also reduce issues such as odour and noise impacts on the local community.

“The expansion will not only benefit the community through a boost to local jobs and investment, it will reduce local impacts as well,” he said.

 

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