InterGrain expands breeding capacity through infrastructure investments

15 December 2022 Intergrain News

  • InterGrain will establish a state-of-the-art plant breeding facility in Western Australia and its preferred location is the newly announced WA state government’s multidisciplinary agricultural precinct
  • InterGrain’s proposed new facility in Western Australia is a part of the company’s triple node commitment to breeding programs across Australia which includes a new facility in Horsham, Victoria and the establishment of a seed production site at Narrbari, NSW

InterGrain is thrilled to be included in the WA government’s plans for the new agriculture precinct which will deliver a collaborative, multidisciplinary science precinct based at Murdoch University’s campus in Perth, WA.

InterGrain CEO Tress Walmsley said being invited to be a part of the WA agriculture precinct is a fantastic opportunity to be located alongside other grains research organisations.

“The WA precinct will create a community of scientists and industry experts, significantly increasing the engagement opportunities for InterGrain and collectively elevating the Australian grains industry onto the international scientific stage”.

The precinct planned for Murdoch is InterGrain’s preferred location for its headquarters and is currently working through shareholder approvals for this site.

The new headquarters are part of the company’s triple node commitment to breeding programs across Australia, along with new facilities in Horsham, Victoria and a lease at Narrabri, NSW.  

Western Node – Perth

InterGrain’s new state-of-the-art plant breeding headquarters will showcase innovative breeding technologies, enhance breeding efficiencies and drive on-farm profitability through the delivery of higher yielding varieties.

The new facility will target a 5-star Green Star design sustainability rating and will house InterGrain’s management, warehouse operations, grain quality laboratories and plant growth facilities.

Southern Node – Horsham

InterGrain is also investing in new modern facilities at Horsham, recently signing a 20-year plus options pre-lease on a 9,852sqm Pellicano development site.

The Horsham facility is a key hub for InterGrain’s activities and will provide a springboard for future growth across the east coast.

The new build will significantly drive operational efficiency by increasing storage facilities, improving pest control, and introducing temperature control and dust extraction to enhance the working environment.

Construction of the new Horsham facility will commence in early 2023 and is expected to be completed late next year.

New concept design for the InterGrain Horsham facility due to be complete by the end of 2023

Northern Node – Narrabri

As a part of the triple node commitment to breeding programs across Australia, InterGrain has entered into a lease agreement with the NSW Department of Primary Industries at Narrabri allowing InterGrain to expand trial network capability and commercial seed production in north-eastern grain growing regions.


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