Nectar Farms will establish its first facility at Stawell, Victoria, within 2.5 hours of Melbourne and 4.5 hours of Adelaide. This is in close proximity to Australia’s second most populated city, significantly reducing food miles and transportation costs. Beyond its proximity to Melbourne, the key criteria for selection include:
> 40 hectare freehold site
A region of high unemployment
Flat and clear felled land
Water access and storage capability
Access to gas services
Arterial road access to both Melbourne and Adelaide
Stage one will see the establishment of 10 hectares of glasshouses, with initial crop
expected to be three different varieties of cucumbers. This site will also house a large Nursery which will grow our nominated seed varieties for multiple sites in Victoria and NSW.
NGSC CEO Michael Bailey and NF CEO & MD Stephen Sasse on site in Stawell for the Minister of Agriculture announcement on Funding
Minister for Agriculture & Regional Development, the Hon Jaala Pulford and Stephen Sasse on site in Stawell
Stephen Sasse being interviewed on Channel Nine's WIN News on site in Stawell
Stephen Sasse, Michael Bailey and Murray Emerson, NGSC Mayor celebrating the announcement of Government Funding for the Stawell project
We’re in the process of sourcing and securing additional site locations for our next glasshouse developments. Our team is currently considering both offers and opportunities in Victoria, NSW, Qld and New Zealand. Our new sites are set to benefit from the initial Stawell construction and commissioning learnings.
Nectar Farms is considering the production of high value, high margin truss and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and capsicums as part of our initial offering. Protected cropping allows optimal vegetable growing environments with means of regulating light, moisture and air, CO2 enrichment, automated cooling and heating, watering and monitoring systems. Any of the following products can be grown in a protected cropping environment, all of which may form part of the Nectar Farm proposition.