Gin Gin and Dry

With Queensland Government support, Gin Gin and Dry in the Wide Bay Burnett region has expanded its gourmet dried foods business. The project has expanded the processing and manufacturing capabilities of Gin Gin and Dry, doubling its employees and injecting $5.1 million per year into the local economy.

The company uses innovative drying methods to preserve locally grown produce including mangoes, pineapples, semi-dried tomatoes, apples and ginger. The Australian dried fruit sector is worth $88 million a year and this $2.2 million expansion project will enable Gin Gin and Dry to increase current annual production from 27 tonnes to 80-100 tonnes.

The Wide Bay Burnett region is continuing to diversify its traditional manufacturing and food production and processing industries, and this project is a great example of a small company developing niche markets for innovative produce that has domestic and international appeal.

Last updated: 4 November 2021