Australia is the second-largest sugar producing nation in the world due to the quality of our cane and the subsequent quantity of produce.
Sugar cane processing is an important contributor both to the Queensland economy and to the Douglas region, where most agricultural land is utilised in sugar production and the industry retains a strong iconic value.
The Mossman Sugar Mill was built in 1894 and has operated continuously since that time.
The mill produces 100,00 tonnes of raw sugar each year for export, 27,000 tonnes of molasses for distribution to the Australian & export markets and employs 150 factory employees, being the second largest employer in the Douglas region. The mill generates over $75 million of direct input into the economy each year and supports over 570 full time equivalent jobs. It is supplied by approximately 100 farmers over 13,400 Ha of farmland.