Hilton Foods Australia aims to offer over 650 jobs at its new meat processing and distribution facility, the facility is expected to start running in 2020.

Costing $280 million, the site will feature a solar installation to generate 50 percent of the site’s total energy. The site will also harness heat through refrigeration compresses, with an automated heat recovery system that will consume 100,000 litres of heated water daily.

“This is one of the most innovative facilities of its kind in the world and a real showpiece of advanced food manufacturing,” said Minister for State Development and Manufacturing, Cameron Dick. “Workers will operate robotics and man 23 state-of-the-art production lines to provide packaged meat and vegan products to Woolworths supermarkets.”

This new site will inspire other facilities to incorporate solar energy, but also provide hundreds of jobs which will bring economic growth.