BVP Directors Duncan Brown and Selena Gomersall

Who is Brisbane Valley Protein

BVP is the vision of fourth generation farming siblings Duncan Brown and Selena Gomersall who combine their entrepreneurial talents and love of the land with social purpose objectives.

Duncan’s experience in business, farming and rural journalism underwrite his agribusiness credentials, while his community and not-for-profit bona fides include roles as the founder and chair of consultancy firm Capacity Builders and as executive chairman of youth advocacy group the Artesian Foundation.

Selena is a registered psychologist and a founder and clinical director of Outback Futures, a not-for-profit mental and allied health services provider to rural and remote Queenslanders.

The project has engaged several market-leading, welfare-orientated protein producers as specialist advisors to the BVP Directors.

BVP fact sheet: Who is Brisbane Valley Protein?

BVP guarantees RSPCA-accredited farming standards will apply to its future operations on site

The Brisbane Valley Protein Project

BVP is seeking Preliminary Approval for a multi‑million dollar master planned protein production hub on a 1,100 hectare site it owns at Coominya in the Brisbane Valley.

BVP’s business plan is to diversify across poultry (meat) and game birds to be a leader in Queensland in servicing the dining tables of a hungrier and wealthier Asian middle class.

The development is the first of its kind in Australia and will provide jobs and training for Queenslanders and bring investment to the Brisbane Valley.

The project will be completed in three stages and includes livestock production, processing, training, research and hospitality facilities – delivering on State and local government visions for a strategic food production area at Coominya.

The BVP site is designated as the Coominya Food Production Investigation Area under Somerset Regional Council’s Strategic Framework and is located 78km west of the Brisbane CBD and 100km east of the Brisbane West Airport.

Preliminary Approval of the project is being sought under Section 242 of the Queensland Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and BVP has engaged experts in air quality, water, traffic modelling and community engagement to produce the reports required for future Development Applications.

The BVP Directors’ connection to the land and their family history of pioneering Queensland farming and food production in the region goes back four generations to the early 1900s.

BVP fact sheet: What is the BVP Project?

Left: Safika chief executive Moss Ngoasheng and non-executive chairman Sakumzi Macozoma

Right: Mr Macozoma (centre with briefcase) as a staffer to Nelson Mandela

Our Partners

Safika Holdings

Safika Holdings is a significant minority shareholder in BVP and a South African-based investment house with interests across the industrial, financial services, mining and exploration, commodity marketing, transport and logistics, online education, health, property, communications and aerospace sectors.

Safika’s executive includes some of South Africa’s most prominent business and political identities, having worked closely with former President Nelson Mandela.

The company’s other Australian interests include Melbourne-based private investment and advisory firm The Wingate Group, online training provider Learning Seat, and TrakkaCorp a manufacturer of high powered searchlights for airborne, marine and land-based operations.

BVP is the first Australian agricultural investment for Safika.

Latest News

5 May 2019

ABC Landline feature story

12 May 2017

Development to bring 200 jobs to region

10 May 2017

Green light given to first stage of major protein precinct

27 January 2017

Chook farmer’s plan to create Brisbane Valley jobs

24 January 2017

BVP development application lodged

19 April 2016

Planning Underway for Protein Production Hub

19 April 2016

BVP development application lodged