Several game changing projects are planned, currently under construction or recently completed including:
- $350m Renewable Energy Systems solar farm comprising a 176MW solar panel array and large battery –
- $35m Gifford Hill Race Track and Community Function Centre
- $140m Gifford Hill master planned, multi-use residential development
- $50m Newbridge residential development
- $14m riverfront redevelopment of Sturt Reserve
- the expansion of Monarto Zoo including a Wild Africa exhibit, a $17m visitor centre and a $35m accommodation facility
- $40m redevelopment of the Bridgeport Hotel
- $21m of SA Water waster water treatment plant with solar PV cells and associated battery energy systems
- the Bend Motor Sport Park construction
- tourism projects in excessive of $14m
- $26m upgrade to the Beston Global Food Company’s Jervois cheese and dairy factory
- the Terregra and Pallamanna solar renewable energy projects costing $5m and $350m respectively
- the multi-million dollar Thomas Foods state-of-the-art meat processing plant
- $40m expansion of the Ingham Chicken Feed Mill
- $14m expansion of the Big River Pork abattoir
- $71m expansion of Costa Adelaide Mushrooms at Monarto
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO INVEST IN MURRAY BRIDGE
Available power, water and gas has resulted in a surge in intensive animal industries. The region is also home to processing facilities for milk products, beef and lamb, and pork processing. Forecasts show that these processing facilities will continue to grow to meet future domestic and international demand.
Access to clean water, sandy soils and world class technology enable the region to yield quality produce including stonefruit, vegetables, grains and livestock.
The low rainfall environment ensures the area’s grains and hay have some of the lowest exposures to disease in the world, resulting in superior quality product for customers.
The region is ideal to grow wheat for flour production, barley and oats for stock feed, and high-quality hay for feed silage which is used in intensive animal production around the world.
For investors and developers requiring a skilled workforce the introduction of the new Designated Area Migration Agreement for regional South Australia will attract more migrants to live and work in in the region.
The City’s population is forecast to rise from 20,000 to 29,000 by 2041. Along with this growth an additional net 13,000 jobs are forecast to be added to the region.
Home affordability attracts many residents with a median house value in Murray Bridge of $240,925 at June 2018 - $160,785 lower than the median house valuation for South Australia.
Renting is also an affordable option with a wide range of rental properties on offer and the median rent in Murray Bridge almost 25% less than the median rent in Adelaide.
In the CBD a revitalised Sixth Street cultural precinct, along with the refreshed retail precinct on Bridge Street, has created new investment and business opportunities.
With the City’s population forecast to increase by 30% by 2041 the community will demand quality cafés and restaurants and more choice in services.
We’re calling on innovative entrepreneurs and businesses to share in our growth.
The Bridgeport Hotel reopens after $45m revamp
South Australian business EDP Hotels is set to deliver a major employment and tourism boost to Murray Bridge when The Bridgeport Hotel reopens this June following a multi-million dollar upgrade.
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Landmark agreement aims to fast track Murray Coorong Trail
The Rural City of Murray Bridge has entered into a new major partnership with the South Australian Government and two neighbouring regional councils with the aim of expediting the completion of a 450km walking and cycling trail that will showcase the Murray River and Coorong. The Murray Coorong Trail project, initiated in 2015 by Rural […]Read more
Kookaburra Homes keeps growing
Award-winning South Australian home builder Kookaburra Homes established its first office in Murray Bridge eight years ago after recognising the district’s enormous potential for business and housing industry growth. With offices now in Adelaide and Mount Barker, Kookaburra Homes continues to choose Murray Bridge as the base for its business headquarters.Read more