Westport-based company Portwest is investing $10 million dollars in expanding its operations in Australia.

The workwear and outdoor clothing company officially launched a new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Melbourne last week.

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Patrick O'Donovan and the Irish Ambassador to Australia attended the launch, along with Portwest CEO Harry Hughes.

The company's clothing is now being sold in over 130 countries and is continuing its global expansion.

Meanwhile, three appeals have been submitted to An Bord Pleanala in relation to Portwest's expansion plans in Westport.

The company is planning to build its €10 million euro global headquarters at the Quay, and Mayo County Council recently granted planning permission for the development on Roman Island, subject to a number of conditions.

It's understood three appeals have now been submitted by local groups, calling for the development to be located elsewhere.



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