Wellcamp aiming to become major export hub

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Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is hoping to become a major international export hub for local agricultural produce following the government removing restrictions on international flights.

The plan was announced by minister for infrastructure and transport, Darren Chester in Toowoomba, with LNP candidate, Groom John McVeigh.

Chester says: “South West Queensland already produces around a third of Queensland’s agricultural output, and maximising export opportunities for the industry is critical to future growth. Under our plan, there will be unrestricted capacity and frequency for direct air cargo flights into Toowoomba, to and from Australia’s international markets.”

McVeigh says the plan will help local businesses develop stronger links with Asia and will strengthen Toowoomba’s ability to serve as an inland port for road, rail and air transportation.

“With annual agricultural production of more than $660 million it is critical that we establish Wellcamp as a major international air freight hub for South West Queensland. By pushing the door wide-open to international markets, we anticipate that there will be endless possibilities for producers in our region.”