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Central Highlands Development Corporation

Driving growth & empowering business in the Central Highlands

Central Highlands: the new frontier for Macadamia

Hinkler Park Plantation

Hinkler Park Plantation has highlighted Emerald, Queensland as a future expansion opportunity for Macadamia utilising the Nogoa-Mackenzie Supply Scheme and large plantable area. 

Hinkler Park Plantation’s Emerald macadamia nursery is the most northern of the company’s Australian orchards. Established in 2016, it is the home of a production line that has produced more than 350,000 new seedlings and grafted trees housed under shade.

Expansion plans in Emerald will increase Hinkler Park Plantation’s Australian production to a total of 5000ha (approximately 4 million trees), with production reaching 20,000T or equivalent 6,700T kernel (one third of the national crop).