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Building on the Barossa

Building on the Barossa

A series of developments across the Barossa demonstrates confidence in the region according to Barossa mayor Bob Sloane.

Last month’s approval of The Co-op’s $25 million re-development is one of a number of developments the Barossa has gained over recent months.

Mr Sloane has welcomed the investment businesses are making in the region and said many of them have been planned for a long time.

“There’s a lot of confidence of what we can do in the future,” said Mr Sloane.

“A lot of money is going back into local companies, builders, equipment and labour… it does have a great impact on everything we are doing in the community.”

This year alone, the new Jarvis site in Tanunda will be complete, in addition to extensions to Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Barossa Nursery and a new winery for Lambert Estate.

That’s on top of development applications which have already been approved for restaurant extensions to fermentAsian, factory extensions and alterations to CCL Label, the Barons of Barossa grand cellar and the region’s biggest development for many years, The Co-op’s $25 million re-development, where construction is expected to start later this year.

Mr Sloane said these developments further add to the region’s tourism offering,  where they bring people in to experience the Barossa.

“Award winning places like Barossa Cheese continue to do wonderful things and that’s great to see,” said Mr Sloane.

“The Co-op development will bring a lot of extra people to the area. People still leave our area for variety, this development will expand our wares and the mall will be a great meeting place.”

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.