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Kununurra: Sugar mill changes hands

The old sugar mill changed hands on Tuesday 15 July.

Ord sugar mill, now leased by a sandlewood company

The old Ord sugar mill

The Chinese Company that plans to develop the new Ord agricultural land plans to use it to process sweet sorghum.

This is to be made into a syrup used to produce a spirit called Baijiu.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra: Chinese buying old sugar mill

The Chinese developer of Ord Stage II is negotiating to buy Kununurra’s disused sugar mill.

Ord sugar mill, now leased by a sandlewood company

Ord sugar mill

The West Australian says the company will use it to process sorghum which is to be grown as an interim crop, before full-scale sugar production commences.

Meanwhile, new irrigation pipes have now been found to be leaking.

It is expected to cost $11 – 13 million to repair them.

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord Stage II: Cropping delayed

Sugar will not be grown in the new Ord agricultural lands this year.

The Chinese company developing is negotiating with the government to begin planting next year.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord Stage II: Premier to meet Chinese business leader

Premier Colin Barnett is due to meet the chairman of the Chinese corporation developing Ord Stage II.

He is on a three-day visit to China.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Kununurra: Chinese sugar company buys resort

The Chines company developing new agricultural land has bought the Country Club resort hotel.

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off

Robin Chapple on Ord Stage II

Greens MP Robin Chapple says the Ord irrigation expansion scheme has little to do with “genuine food production”.

Robin Chapple MLC

Robin Chapple MLC

“Now, no matter how they try to dress it up, it has come down to a taxpayer-funded biofuel for export plan,” he said.

You can read his statement here:

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Monday, June 3rd, 2013 Business and finance, Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord Chinese investment now official

The State Government has confirmed that Chinese company Kimberley Agricultural Investments is to develop the Ord.

The company will spend $450 million on a new sugar mill, $50 million for port improvements at Wyndham, and $200 million to develop farmland for sugar.

You can read a government media release here:

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Ord sugar scheme ‘could start next month’

The West Australian says a Chinese company could start site works as early as next month.

The company, trading locally as Australian Agricultural Investments, is the preferred tenderer to develop sugar land and a refinery costing $700 million.

The move was prompted by the construction of the Ord River Expansion Scheme.

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 Business and finance, Kununurra Comments Off
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