Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    State invests almost $80,000 in bid to create new jobs for Harvey

    28/10/2005 12:00 AM

    In an effort to create more jobs in the Harvey region, the State Government has provided $79,500 towards vital infrastructure for the town’s light industrial area, South-West Minister Mark McGowan announced today.

    Mr McGowan said the funding would be used to develop a first-class drainage system for nine lots on the western side of Turnbull Street, Harvey.

    “There are seven lots there in various stages of development and two vacant lots,” he said.

    “The new drainage will allow operations on the seven lots to be expanded and new industries to be developed on the vacant lots.”

    Collie-Wellington MLA Mick Murray welcomed the news and said the new project would create the basis for industry to develop and expand.

    “By investing in basic infrastructure like drainage, the State Government is laying the foundations for jobs growth,” Mr Murray said.

    “These drainage improvements follow work performed earlier this year by Western Power to upgrade power supply into the light industrial park.”

    Mr McGowan said the Gallop Government recognised the Harvey Shire was expanding.

    “This project is one of a number supporting the region, including the proposed development of eight seniors units at Brunswick, a new library at Binningup, and planning for an upgrade to the Brunswick town centre,” the Minister said.

    “We have also appointed Annette Slee from the South West Development Commission to be based in Harvey, to help ensure the smooth delivery of commission services in the region.

    “These improvements are in line with the Gallop Government’s commitment to ensuring quality services to all Western Australians, no matter where they live.”

    Minister's office: 9213 7000