Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Anzac Drive industrial estate fast off the mark

    25/11/2005 12:00 AM

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan today announced the sale of 14 large-scale industrial lots, which would significantly boost Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s status as a regional and interstate transport hub.

    Following the signing of a Deed of Variation to the Goldfields Golf Course Complex Development Agreement today, Ms MacTiernan said the sale of the 14 large-scale industrial lots off the plan at the Anzac Drive Industrial Estate was an important step forward in addressing the demands on the transport and logistics industry in the region.

    “Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a lively regional centre that is undergoing strong growth in response to the continuing strength of Western Australia’s resource-focused economy,” she said.

    “The Anzac Drive industrial estate was brought online to support economic development in the region by catering for the infrastructure needs of those industries supporting the resource based growth in the Goldfields.”

    In Stage 1, 20 lots were released, with 14 of these lots being sold off the plan.

    Comprising 37.5ha, this is the first purpose-built general industrial development to be built by LandCorp, the State Government’s specialist land developer, in the Goldfields.

    “Through early feasibility studies it was identified that the growing Goldfields sector had a need for lots which were large enough and an estate which had the road system to cater for 53m road trains with three trailers,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “As a result, one hectare dual frontage lots were specifically incorporated so that triple road trains and low loader trailers would have easy access to the estate by way of wide roads, pavements, and mountable kerbs.

    “Interest in the lots were received from buyers in transport and logistics industries who wanted to expand, with more expected to relocate to Kalgoorlie-Boulder to take advantage of the resource boom.”

    The estate is bounded by the main regional arterial transport corridors of Great Eastern Highway and Anzac Drive in west Kalgoorlie and is close to the Kalgoorlie rail freight yards, Kalgoorlie Business Park and Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport.

    Eyre-Murchison MLA John Bowler said the release of Anzac Industrial Drive would greatly benefit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Goldfields region.

    “The release of Stage 1 as part of the Anzac Drive Industrial Estate is very encouraging for the region and indicative of the fact that Kalgoorlie has become a strong regional service centre,” Mr Bowler said.

    “There is little doubt that Kalgoorlie, and indeed the Goldfields, welcome the release of developments such as Anzac Drive, so that industry and the economy can thrive which in turn helps to attract new and developing industries to the region.

    “This is part of our commitment to providing new jobs and opportunities for all Western Australians.”

    The estate comprises 41 lots for sale. The first stage of construction is now complete and includes 20 lots ranging in size from 4,250m2 to 1.02ha.

    On the back of strong pre-sales, LandCorp has brought forward the construction of Kakarra Road, which links Broadwood Street and Great Eastern Highway, and is nearing completion. This paves the way for the construction of Stage 2 of the development in 2006.

    Ms MacTiernan praised the quality of LandCorp’s subdivision principles, saying that the quality native title species landscaping and climate-sensitive design will make the project one of the best industrial estates in Australia.

    Minister's office: 9213 6400