Construction begins - ministerial sod turning

On 1 May 2014, the Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, The Hon. Michael McCormack MP, undertook a sod-turning at the site, publicly announcing the commencement of construction. A variety of stakeholders were also invited to attend the event, representing a mixture of plant and animal commodities that will be supported by the future PEQ facility.