Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Minister for Employment Protection; Regional Development; Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne

    State Government grant assists industry development in Harvey

    24/09/2007 12:00 PM
     
    24/9/07

    Regional Development Minister Jon Ford today presented the Shire of Harvey with a $68,481 cheque to support the continued development of the Harvey Light Industrial Area.

    The grant is provided through the State Government’s Regional Headworks Program and will assist with the costs of providing a suitable water supply to the site.

    Mr Ford said the Shire of Harvey had spent 10 years developing the Light Industrial Area and had been highly successful in attracting a number of industries to the area.

    “The successful establishment of the light industrial area has ensured that not only are people in this region provided with a range of services, but that significant employment opportunities have been created,” he said.

    Collie-Wellington MLA Mick Murray presented the cheque to the Shire of Harvey today and said the existing tenant JLV Industries recently expanded its operation, which created 30 additional jobs.

    “Now other industries are seeking to move into the area and that would be significant for this region,” Mr Murray said.

    “The continued expansion of the Light Industrial Area is reliant on the development of the appropriate water infrastructure, so that’s why the Western Australian Government funding is so relevant,” he said.

    The funds will allow for the establishment of a high-pressure water supply to meet fire fighting regulations and the Building Code of Australia requirements.

    Mr Ford said the grant was part of the State Government’s commitment to encourage and promote sustainable development in regional WA by helping to reduce headworks costs.

    Further information about the Regional Headworks Program, a component of the Government’s $80million Regional Investment Fund, is available from the Department of Local Government and Regional Development on 9217 1500, Freecall 1800 620 511 (country only) or http://www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office: 9213 7200