Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Economic benefits to flow from industrial development

    21/07/2005 12:00 AM
     
    21/07/05

    The future expansion of Waroona was given a $200,000 kick-start today by the Gallop Government.

    The funding, which delivers on an election commitment, was granted to the Shire of Waroona for the development of industrial land south of the township.

    Minister for Peel Mark McGowan said the development of the land would secure the region’s long-term economic future by attracting more businesses to the area and creating jobs and opportunities for locals.

    Mr McGowan said the availability of development-ready industrial land in the area was a regional priority and work would begin immediately to finalise environmental approvals and rezoning.

    The funding would also contribute to the provision of important infrastructure such as roads, power and water.

    “Initially it is expected that about 10 lots will be developed, with a total of 30 lots anticipated in the longer term,” the Minister said.

    “This provides a fantastic opportunity for mining-related businesses to relocate to the area.

    “Local businesses will also be able to capitalise on the growth, which will see many economic benefits for the region.”

    Mr McGowan said a further $250,000 would be granted to the shire in the near future as part of another election commitment to assist with the Waroona Urban Renewal Program. The funding would provide underground power in the town centre.

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