Saturday, April 13, 2024

Toowoomba Mayor welcomes new Weis site operator

Toowoomba Regional Council Mayor Paul Antonio has welcomed news of the former Weis site being sold to a local operator.

“Weis is an iconic Toowoomba brand which has a long history in our Region,” Mayor Antonio said.

“When operations discontinued in Toowoomba, we were extremely disappointed however, news of the site being sold to a Queensland operator is pleasing.

“Country Synergy is a family-owned business and the owners have indicated they’re planning to employ staff from the Toowoomba Region.

“The purchase of the site also reinstates how much confidence private industry has in the Toowoomba Region economy.”

The site will now be used for storage, distribution logistics and food processing with Managing Director from Country Synergy Katrina Hobbs aiming to commence operations in early 2022.

“As a local family, we’re excited to take on ownership and management of the site and we are looking for opportunities to work with other companies to provide food storage and distribution solutions, as well as offering opportunities for food processing,” Ms Hobbs said.

As part of the sale, Unilever set aside 25 per cent of the sale proceeds, estimated to be more than $1 million to establish the Weis Community Fund.

“While it’s sad Weis will no longer be located in Toowoomba, the establishment of this fund will leave a lasting legacy and I’m pleased proceeds from the sale will be going to the University of Southern Queensland and the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation,” Mayor Antonio said.

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