Glasshouse Gets Green Light

Director General of NSW DPI, Scott Hansen, Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, DPI researcher, Matthew Newell and Group Director Operations Research Services, Andrew McMaster.
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IN what is a massive development for Cowra Shire, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station is set to gain of $1.9 million glasshouse that will allow researchers to better manage and monitor the growing environment for new varieties of crops all year round.

Cowra DPI will be the second research station to house a glasshouse after Narrandera and is set for completion in February 2021.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said the construction would assist the local economy and called it a "world class, state of the art" facility.

"It's important we continue to invest in research and development as well as attract and retain the best and brightest minds that work in agriculture,” Ms. Cooke said.

"It really is a fantastic, stimulus measure at a time when our economies are getting back on their feet post COVID," she said.

The glasshouse is part of a $100 million investment from the NSW Government in the department's research, technology and infrastructure.

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