New green manufacturing jobs are on their way to Cairns following the development of a new recycled plastic product for use as a low-waste alternative for the construction industry.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who attended last night’s launch, said the Coalition Government had invested $183,300 towards enabling ReGen Plastics Pty Ltd to develop a new recycled plastic product, ‘Uniwall’, for use in building and construction.
“This new equipment will enable the company to manufacture a developmental batch of Uniwall and put the product to the test via ballistics and weathering tests,” Mr Entsch said.
“Once available on the market, Uniwall will provide the construction industry with a sustainable and locally-made alternative for use in flooring, walls, roofing, fencing, sound-proofing and decking.”
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the investment in regional Queensland manufacturing will create 16 ongoing jobs.
“Following the successful development of Uniwall, ReGen will now be able to raise the capital required to develop a recycling plant to convert plastic waste into their new product,” Mr McCormack said.
“By funding and supporting the ingenuity of our regional entrepreneurs, programs such as the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages are powering dynamic industries and jobs across the country.”
This project was funded under the Coalition Government’s highly-successful Regional Jobs and Investment Package.
The $366,600 project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government and ReGen Plastics Pty Ltd.