Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Major earthworks start on key strategic industrial land development on Cockburn Sound

    23/12/1999 3:20 PM
     
    23/12/99

    Major earthworks have started on a key strategic industrial land development in Henderson on Cockburn Sound.

    The Henderson Marine Support Industry Precinct is being developed by LandCorp, the State Government’s land and property development agency, for small to medium enterprises that support the marine, oil, gas and mining industries.

    Lands Minister Doug Shave said the project was part of the State Government’s program to boost the economic potential of specialised small business in these sectors.

    “Market research indicated the need for industrial land in the area to support the existing ship building industry and the future oil and gas service industries,” Mr Shave said.

    “This development allows businesses to tap into synergies which will come from development of the oil and gas service industries in Jervoise Bay Southern Harbour and the ship building industries on the waterfront and within Henderson.”

    The Marine Support Industry Precinct, a key part of the Henderson Marine Industrial Estate, adjoins the Henderson boat building precinct, the Jervoise Bay shipyards, the Offshore Fabrication Support Facility and the planned Marine Industry Technology Park.

    Leading Australian ship builders and repairers with worldwide reputations, which operate from the area, include Tenix, Austal Ships, Oceanfast and Wavemaster International.

    LandCorp CEO Ross Holt said contact had already been made with several industries that although not fitting into the Boat Building Precinct were a good match for the Marine Support Industry Precinct.

    “The precinct is targeted at industries that can demonstrate links to the marine industries in Jervoise Bay and Henderson,” Mr Holt said.

    Civil works will take an estimated 18 weeks, with the release of Stage One lots projected for April 2000. The 20 lots in Stage One will be the first of a potential 80 lots to be released over the next five years, or as demand requires.

    “LandCorp’s commitment to greener industrial estates is setting standards around Western Australia,” Mr Holt said.

    “Detailed landscape planning produces a great working environment and a good investment return.”

    LandCorp, through selling agents Jones, Lang Lasalle, would welcome contact from industries interested in establishing in the precinct.

    Media contacts: John Clune (Minister’s Office) 9213 6500
    Michelle Downie (LandCorp) 9482 7442