Jun 26, 2020

Tenders open for agtech and logistics hub

Tenders open for agtech and logistics hub

Tenders are now open to establish a multi-million-dollar agtech and logistics hub in Toowoomba.

Innovation and State Development Minister Kate Jones said the Queensland Government would invest $3.3 million to deliver the agtech hub.

Ms Jones said the government was looking for operators to establish and run the facility.

“We’re investing in this industry to create jobs and stimulate the economy in the Darling Downs,” she said.

“We have some of the world’s leading experts in agriculture and ag technology. This hub will be a world-class centre to train workers and develop cutting edge technology and products.”

Ms Jones said the hub would allow for mentoring, specialised workshops and industry forums as well as testing new technologies like drones and smart bots.

“People interested in establishing the hub and managing its operations for up to three years have an opportunity to tender, with the contract expected to be announced in August 2020,” she said.

For more information about the tender visit www.qtenders.hpw.qld.gov.au.