Invest News February 2018 - Choose Brisbane


Invest News February 2018

Brisbane lures Scottish craft beer pioneer BrewDog

Brisbane is raising a glass to craft beer company BrewDog following the Scottish pioneer’s decision to build its Australian facility in the city.

The multinational company, which is the forefront of the craft beer revolution in Europe, has announced plans to set up a brewing facility in Brisbane, with production to commence by 2019.

Brisbane City Council and its economic development board Brisbane Economic Development Agency collaborated with the Queensland Government to secure BrewDog’s investment.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the $30 million investment had the potential to create more than 150 new jobs.

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Construction on $115 million Hilton Food Group facility kicks off

Construction of the Hilton Food Group’s Meat Processing and Distribution Facility at Heathwood Logistics Estate in Brisbane is officially underway.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Hilton Food Group CEO Robert Watson OBE and Joint Managing Director of LOGOS John Marsh marked the official commencement of development works on the circa 45,000 sqm facility, which totals an investment of up to $115 million.

Foundation works commenced late last year, with structural steelworks underway. The facility is the second stage of LOGOS’ 25 hectare Heathwood Logistics Estate, with the Ashai Beverages facility completed in November 2017.

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Emporium Hotel sells to international chain Ovolo Hotels

Fortitude Valley's Emporium Hotel has been bought by international chain Ovolo Hotels, the Hong Kong investor's second foray into the Brisbane market in the past year.

The Anthony John Group, which founded Emporium a decade ago, reportedly sold the property to Ovolo for $40 million.

Read more via Business News Australia


Welcome to Bowen Hills Opens on King Street

Welcome to Bowen Hills, a huge food truck and bar offering at Brisbane’s King Street precinct, has now opened.

The substantial indoor-outdoor venue and food-truck park was modelled on 100 Burgers’s Welcome to Thornbury, a has a range of offerings including a food-truck lane, with traders rotating daily, and a pop-up kitchen which will change every four-to-six weeks.

Full story via Broadsheet


Scientists make food out of electricity

A Finnish research team has taken a step towards the future of food by developing a method for producing food from electricity. If scaling it up proves to be successful, it could be a tool in the fight against world hunger and climate change.

Full story via Futurism


Graphene on toast anyone?

Scientists at Rice University are testing new ways to embed graphene patterns on to food, fabric, wood, and other objects.

Famed for its toughness and conductivity, the basic structural element has been touted as a “miracle material”, ideal for use in fast-charging batteries and edible electronics.

Full story here

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