A $35 million protein recovery plant at Midfield Group's Scott Street premises is on track for a May opening.
Midfield Group project coordinator Kevin Banner said people had been interested in the progress of the works.
"The community interest has been high," he said.
"We only lost a couple of days due to the inclement weather.
"It's been a boost that the Denmark company Haarslev have been involved alongside construction company Johns Lyng Group.
"But, the majority of works have been done by local contractors and subcontractors, which includes electrical, plumbing, steel work, roofing and electronics.
"Having those people working on this world-class project has been a big boost for the local economy, creating jobs and putting money back into the local economy."
In March 2019, Warrnambool city councillors voted unanimously to approve the protein recovery plant, saying shutting down the current plant at Levy's Point was a win for the environment and the new facility would use "world best" technology.
The Levy's Point works will be decommissioned.
At the time councillor Mike Neoh moved the motion to approve the planning application, which comes with 25 extensive conditions, saying the project was using "state of the art technology from Denmark".
"With the Environment Protection Agency conditions and the use of technology I think we will have a really good outcome," he said.
Cr Neoh said shutting down the plant at Levy's and building a new facility which would create jobs and help foster economic growth were "both good wins for Warrnambool".
Cr Sue Cassidy said there had been good community consultation around the project.
"When Midfield do something, they do it well," she said.
"The 200 truck movements going down to 20 per week is a major plus. This protein processing system is closed, with source capture technology. It is the best class technology."
She said it was a significant investment in the Warrnambool community to secure jobs.
Cr David Owen said the EPA had also done a lot of work on the project.
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