Touching down on his first visit to the state this year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison headed straight to Hillwood Berries to spruik the fruits of his government's budget.
Farm manager Simon Dornauf said his business was the grateful recipient of significant support of measures introduced by state and federal governments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The instant tax write off has been instrumental in enabling our business to undertake two major projects that may have otherwise been delayed 12-24 months, until we actually had the capital to undertake that project - first being a $400,000 spend on solar panels on our roof that will provide 70 per cent of the power to our berry production," he said.
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"Then a further $3.6 million will be spent in building the infrastructure ... another strawberry system like this that gives job security to our workers with the covering of that production, so day-in day-out we can pick the fruit, and it will enable us to employ about 75 full-time equivalents for that project.
"That's 700 tonnes of strawberries we'll grow next season. We'll have two million plants - this year we have 1.3 million plants".
"That's a lot of berries," Mr Morrison added.
After the Federal budget was handed down last week, Mr Morrison said the low tax environment outlined was supporting the country's COVID-19 recovery.
"We've seen that on display here, we've just seen where they're putting in a whole new field just like this, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of investment - and that's just on the labour side, ensuring that we can build to the growing demand and markets that are available here, so those opportunities that can be seized in the economy," he said.
"This has been made possible by the instant asset write-off, that was the critical factor here that has led to that investment, that leads to those jobs, that leads to those earnings - you want a strong recovery here in Australia from COVID then you need lower taxes.
"We've had the discipline to keep taxes low in this budget, to enable the recovery to take hold and to secure that recovery".
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Mr Morrison said the seasonal worker program had proved a success at Hillwood, saying it was a positive benefit.
"When this property is thriving, then everything around it thrives," he said.
"I want to be very clear about this, this is not a government-led recovery, government is not the answer here, it's businesses like this one, family businesses like this one, it's Australians pulling through - we just back them in".
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