Grains maker Graincorp will cut 130 jobs and begin closing its Murarrie plant in Brisbane from 2016 as it injects $125 million into edible oils manufacturing

Grains marketer GrainCorp will close its Murarrie plant in Brisbane and cut 130 jobs.

GrainCorp Foods operations in Murarrie, Queensland will be relocated to Numurkah and the GrainCorp Foods facility in West Footscray, Victoria as the company injects $125 million into its edible oils manufacturing operations.

The company said the Murarrie roles would be affected from early 2016, but 44 new roles will be generated at the expanded plants in Numurkah and West Footscray.

“It is expected the additional economic activity in these regions will also account for up to 400 new indirect jobs,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

GrainCorp Foods operations in Murarrie, Queensland will progressively cease operations from early 2016, the company said.