Westrail’s former Forrestfield marshalling yards are to be redeveloped as a prime industrial estate.
Lands Minister Doug Shave said the State Government’s land development agency LandCorp had paid $17.3 million for the 63ha site for use by warehouse distribution and freight related industries.
“Redevelopment of Forrestfield continues the Government’s program of making sure the demand for high quality industrial land in the Perth metropolitan area is met,” Mr Shave said.
Work on the new Forrestfield industrial estate is expected to start in the second half of this year and lots will range from 3.5ha to 4,000sq.m.
“The subdivision will be planned to set a new benchmark for future industrial development in Western Australia and will build on the high quality outcomes already evident at Canning Vale and Enterprise Park, Wangara,” the Minister said.
The Forrestfield development was another example of LandCorp’s continued strategic acquisition of suitable land for industrial development.
“We are meeting the current industry needs with the land at Canning Vale but we’re also very aware of big picture, long-term lands need for industrial land,” Mr Shave said.
LandCorp chief executive officer Ross Holt said Forrestfield was ideal for the transport industry to invest in land that had excellent transport links.
“Current roadworks extending Abernethy Road will give links between Roe and Great Eastern Highways and there are plans to link the site to Perth international airport,” Mr Holt said.
“These linkages will make the development very attractive and there has already been substantial interest in the land from a wide variety of prospective purchasers.
“This augers well for a land release toward the end of 2000.”
John Clune (Minister’s Office) 9213 6500
Bob Charteris (LandCorp) 9482 7499