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Loxton Research Centre raises the roof

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Construction is progressing well on the Loxton Research Centre redevelopment, with the roof of the new building now in place.


The $7.5million Loxton Research Centre Redevelopment includes the refurbishment of the existing research centre and the construction of a new building, including conference facilities, tasting kitchen and flexible working space.

Both elements are on track for completion in December 2016.

The new Loxton Research Centre will become a launch pad to showcase the South Australian River Murray region's reputation as leaders in agriculture and providers of premium food and wine from our clean environment.

Background

The redevelopment of the Loxton Research Centre is funded as part of the $25 million Regional Economic Development element of the $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS).

SARMS is funded by the Australian Government and administered by Primary Industries and Regions SA on behalf of the South Australian Government.

Riverland company Michael Kregar Building Pty Ltd was announced in January 2016 as the successful tenderer for the construction of the new building.

Quotes attributable to Executive Director Rural Solutions SA Daniel Casement

It's fantastic to see the redevelopment of the Loxton Research Centre really take shape - in particular the new building that includes conference facilities, a tasting kitchen and flexible working space.

The redevelopment will showcase Loxton as a key regional location for national and international research and events, attracting delegates and their investment into the region.

The SA Government's vision for the Centre is for it to become a hub for collaboration between industry and researchers, driving agricultural and business innovations for the benefit of the region and state.

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Kate Husband - Communications Manager, Primary Industries
Email: Kate.Husband@sa.gov.au
Phone: 0423 296 579

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Email: celia.brissenden@sa.gov.au

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