A food manufacturing park in northern Adelaide is being considered by the South Australian government to help adapt to a post-General Motors Holden manufacturing future.
The ABC reports that a directions paper raises the possibility of a food manufacturing, packaging and distribution centre, with the government looking for at least 40 hectares of land for the site.
"We are just placing ads now for requests for information from industry, from land holders and from developers to come to Government and let us know what land they have got available so we can assess if we go ahead with the food park where the best area would be," the state’s manufacturing minister Kyam Maher told the ABC.
Maher said that food manufacturing had grown for the last 17 years straight.
The government is also considering the defence, construction and healthcare industries. It is seeking feedback on the discussion paper and aims to release an economic plan for the north of Adelaide by the end of the year. The consultation process also involves the mayors from suburbs including Playford and Salisbury.
Holden will end car manufacturing at Elizabeth in 2017. It has begun scaling down it operation, and is scheduled to re-rate production from 290 to 240 vehicles a day today.