The Lead SA

News leads from South Australia

Get The Lead in your inbox. Subscribe

Adelaide agricultural park to supply China

Primary Industries

A $70 million agricultural park will be built in Adelaide to supply Chinese shops with food and wine after an agreement between South Australian and Chinese governments.

Print article Republish Notify me

Sign up to receive notifications about new stories in this category.

Thank you for subscribing to story notifications.

The industrial food park in Adelaide’s north will produce hundreds of containers of food and wine for China’s Shandong province, SA exporter Tony Royal says.

“China’s expanding middle class has an insatiable appetite for high-quality wine and food. However, high tariffs and logistic barrier have constrained the opportunity for export growth,” he said on Wednesday.

The deal to construct the park was signed at a dinner in Adelaide last night, attended by Premier Jay Weatherill and Shandong’s Communist Party secretary Jiang Yikang.

The agreements is between Armstrong Wines Trading Pty Ltd, Australia Original Ecology Pty Ltd and the Shandong-based Zibo Shoushan Enterprise Co Limited and Shandong Fusheng Food Co Limited.

SA is hosting a 150-strong trade delegation from Shandong this week.

The Government said the agricultural park was in addition to a previously mooted Industrial Food Park to be built in northern Adelaide.

A statement released by the State Government today says that the SA-Shandong consortium had begun construction of a $200 million retail centre in the city of Zibo which will highlight SA food and wine.

Developer William Li said a floor would be devoted to SA products.

“My relationship with South Australia began on a State Government trade mission to China in 2013, where I met Tony Royal and started importing premium wine from Portavin,” Li said.

“We became friends, not just business partners, and during my visits to South Australia I was impressed by the abundance of high quality produce.”

七千万澳元农业园区落户南澳,向华出口食品葡萄酒

根据南澳政府与中国政府协定,总投资7千万澳元的(约3亿1千4百万人民币)农业园区将落户阿德莱德,主要向中国供应食品与葡萄酒。

本周南澳政府正接待150人的山东贸易代表团。州长魏杰(Jay Weatherill)和山东省党委书记姜异康于9月8日晚宴签订合作协议。

澳洲Armstrong Wines Trading 有限公司、Australia Original Ecology有限公司,以及山东淄博寿山集团有限公司和山东福生食品有限公司达成协议。

州政府表示,除之前提出在阿德莱德北部建立工业化食品园区的计划,建立农业园区又是一个合作计划。

南澳出口商托尼(Tony Royal)表示,阿德莱德北部建立工业化食品园区,将为中国山东供应成百上千集装箱的食品和葡萄酒。

他说:“中国不断扩大的中产阶级人群对高品质葡萄酒和食品有着极大热情。然而,高关税和物流成本阻碍了这些产品出口中国的机遇。”

州政府9月9日发布声明表示,南澳、山东正合作在淄博投资两亿澳元建设零售中心,突出销售南澳食品与葡萄酒。

开发商李威廉(William Li)表示,届时专门设有针对南澳产品的交易厅。

他说:“我和南澳结缘于2013年南澳政府的中国贸易访问团。当时结识托尼,开始从南澳的Portavin进口优质葡萄酒。我们不仅是生意伙伴,更成了朋友。我来南澳访问时非常惊讶,这里有充裕的优质葡萄酒。”

This is a Creative Commons story from The Lead South Australia, a news service providing stories about innovation in South Australia. Please feel free to use the story in any form of media. The story sources are linked in with the copy and all contacts are willing to talk further about the story.

Copied to Clipboard

More Primary Industries stories

Loading next article