Long-term investment needed in the region

IT'S great to see the kind of long-term business investment being made in the region by operators such as Dudley Leitch, as we report today.

Mr Leitch is doing some very interesting work in the meat processing area, which is a mainstay of economic activity locally. His by-product recycling scheme has the potential to be a national first and the work being done on increasing the productivity of traprock country west of Warwick is equally impressive.

While Mr Leitch's overall business model requires a small amount of downsizing at the Killarney Abattoir, the workers to be affected will no doubt be relieved to know there will be alternative employment opportunities elsewhere in his extensive operations.

It's a positive to be able to report on the continued confidence being shown in our agricultural sector locally. Other regions of Queensland can have their mining booms - which after all have a time limit - but the world still needs to eat, which is why anyone wanting to make a long-term commitment to rural production around here should be welcomed with open arms.

Jeremy Sollars

Deputy Editor



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