Fruitful farm opportunity

FRUITFUL OPPORTUNITY: Sundrop Farms chief executive officer Philipp Saumweber, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Coles merchandise director Chris Nicholas at the official opening of Sundrop's Port Augusta facility on October 6, 2016. Picture: The Transcontinental

FRUITFUL OPPORTUNITY: Sundrop Farms chief executive officer Philipp Saumweber, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Coles merchandise director Chris Nicholas at the official opening of Sundrop's Port Augusta facility on October 6, 2016. Picture: The Transcontinental

MORE than 100 jobs are expected to be created when a multi-million-dollar commercial berry farm is developed next to Kimberly-Clark Australia's tissue manufacturing plant near Millicent.

While the project is being kept under wraps by innovative international horticultural company Sundrop Farms, planning for the expansive hydroponics venture is gaining momentum.

The Border Watch understands the proposed sprawling hydroponic farm will create 100 ongoing jobs and hundreds more during construction.

Additional jobs could be created if further phases of the development are rolled out at the site, which could involve installation of up to 40ha of state-of-the-art greenhouses.

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