The empty offices at the Loxton Research Centre are beginning to buzz again! In September last year the State Government announced plans to revive the once thriving centre and to refurbish and re-populate the empty spaces and build additional capacity.
Plans for a new multi-function centre including laboratories, training facilities and meeting rooms were unveiled a couple of months ago. The Management Reference Group made up of local primary producers and business people have been working with PIRSA management to ensure the centre once again becomes a service centre for all primary producers and affiliated businesses.
This week the Pisce GrowSmart team of Trevor Noble, Ian White and Peter Brown have moved into the centre and a number of training programs have been scheduled already. Likewise local businessman Scott Gillett has relocated his business Wisdom Data Mapping to the site.
Riverland Wine’s executive officer Chris Byrne said, “We join with PIRSA in welcoming the new tenants to the centre. These new businesses are both complimentary to our industry. We’ve already begun talking about how we might be able to work together to devise projects that will provide opportunities and benefit for winegrowers in this region.”