Tenants sought for Australia’s first propose-built F&B manufacturing precinct

With construction on the multi-million dollar development of the food and beverage manufacturing precinct to commence shortly, TURBINE are now seeking Expressions of Interest from potential tenants.

15 April 2024: Based in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, TURBINE’s Collaborative Food & Beverage Manufacturing Precinct will enable SME food and beverage manufacturers to innovate, scale and access export opportunities, and will help grow this industry sector.

CEO and Project Manager, Andrew Eves Brown, said “Turbine is set to become Australia’s leading industry-based food and beverage research, education and commercialisation facility.

“It will become the blueprint for collaborative manufacturing and is already attracting significant interest nationally and internationally with food and beverage manufacturers keen to leverage our capabilities and shared services.”

In the lead up to construction, TURBINE is now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from parties interested in leasing space in this new facility.

“A total area of up to 9,100m2 is available for lease for food and beverage production,” Mr Eves-Brown said.


“This area is available for manufacturing activities and is supported by a number of shared services such as steam, refrigeration and waste water treatment.

“In addition, tenancy sizes can be negotiated, subject to availability and we are offering financial support for fitout and equipment. Tenants will also have access to a collaborative industry-led R & D Centre and warehousing.”

Floor Space of 2,100m2 has been allocated for smaller tenancies – initially set at 300m2 each. Up to 7,000m2 has been allocated for larger partnership tenants.

Tenancies are expected to be available for occupancy from mid-2025, with possible early access for tenant fit-out works.

The EOI will close on Friday 24 May 2024 at 5:00pm.

More information can be found here.


The TURBINE Collaborative Food and Beverage Manufacturing Precinct (TURBINE Precinct) stands as a pioneering endeavor in the realm of high-tech manufacturing, propelled by industry leadership. Its core mission is to foster collaboration, innovation, and scalability among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and beverage sector, propelling the industry forward collectively.

Set to make an unprecedented impact on the Australian food and beverage (F&B) landscape, the Precinct is poised to serve as a catalyst for enduring change. Its significance lies in filling a void previously unaddressed in Australia, offering a comprehensive ecosystem tailored to the needs of SMEs.

Central to its success is the intrinsic collaboration among diverse stakeholders, including small, medium, and large businesses, research institutions, industry associations, educational bodies, and investors. This collaborative network forms the backbone of the Precinct, ensuring its vitality and relevance.

This project has received grant funding from the Australian Commonwealth Government as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.


For further information:
Jennifer Swaine
+61 (0) 438 952 830

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