Cannaponics Limited has broken ground on its new medical cannabis production facility in Collie (200 kilometres south of Perth).
The company announced the development of the production facility a few months ago, but contractors have now started working on the site. The production facility will be massive once it’s finished, as it will include a 2,000 square metres manufacturing facility and a 3,600 square metre greenhouse housed on Cannponics’ 160-acre property.
Local contractors are building the medical cannabis facility. The earthworks contract went to Collie-based T&R Contracting who has partnered with Donnybrook Civil Earthmoving Contractors, and the building contract went to WA-based Ballpoint Construction Group.
In a recent announcement, Western Australia’s government said that the project should create 50 jobs for the 12 months of construction. The project will also have “flow-on effects” for the local economy.
The project is expected to become a multi-million dollar enterprise, with flow-on effects to benefit Collie’s economy. Future states of the project are planned to increase production and create more local jobs.
The Cannaponics facility is a pet project of WA’s government as it was awarded $2 million from the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund. The facility will produce 7,000 kilograms of dried cannabis flower annually once it’s up and running.