Following the Queensland Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Project Management Office (QDAF/PMO) consultation process in first half of 2019, the Central West Queensland (CWQ) Remote Area Planning & Development Board (RADAD) initial proposal to submit a pre-feasibility report (prepared by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) Consultants) was approved by the DAF/PMO on 9 December 2019.
QDAF asked CWQ RAPAD to engage in a “Licence to Occupy” allowing us to manage the college site for 2020,thus enabling current school tour accommodation bookings and pre-arranged activities to continue.
In March, QDAF approved funds for CWQ-RAPAD to engage PwC to progress the Pre-feasibility Report to a full Business Case for the Longreach Pastoral College site.
PwC has now commenced work on the full Business Case and is engaging with industry and key stakeholders as part of this work.
QDAF are also progressing a separate Licence to Occupy with a local butcher to use the slaughterhouse. This will also dependent on Safe Foods accreditation.
Unfortunately, all proposed activities as part of the LTO has ceased due to COVID19 travel restrictions and will most likely not occur at all, in 2020 with the focus now on the Business Case for 2021 and beyond.