FOOD producer Berry Sensation will create 80 jobs during construction and another 138 ongoing positions at its new horticultural operation in the Wattle Range Council area.
Berry Sensation has been awarded a $2m State Government grant towards its new $34.7m hydroponic strawberry growing facility.
Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi said his council had been in discussions with the company about such a venture.
He said a site had been mooted, but would not state its location or provide a timeline for its development.
The mayor said he was aware of community and political speculation about a similar proposal by the Sundrop company, but the