Massive solar-powered glasshouse in NSW Hunter Valley to employ refugees, migrants





Construction is underway on Australia’s biggest glasshouse, in the NSW Hunter Valley, which is already providing employment opportunities for many new migrants and refugees.

Excavators have started the groundwork on the vegetable growing facility at Fullerton Cove, about 40 minutes outside of Newcastle.

At more than 16 hectares, it will cover the size of 20 rugby fields.

Dutch investor Cor Disselkoen has developed glasshouses throughout the Netherlands and has brought in materials and labour for construction here.

Once operating, the facility will produce 15,000 tonnes of tomatoes, cucumbers and capsicums every year.

Source: Massive solar-powered glasshouse in NSW Hunter Valley to employ refugees, migrants – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)