Mid-West Minister Ian Taylor today announced that a board of management would be established to manage the social and environmental strategies for the Narngulu Industrial Park.
"I have asked Gordon Garratt, Greenough Shire President, to chair the management committee," Mr Taylor said.
The board of management will include representatives of the Shire of Greenough, local industry, the local community and Geraldton Mid-West Development Authority and will address matters such as landscaping of the Narngulu area, a community newsletter on developments at Narngulu and input to planning issues. Final membership has not yet been determined.
"The establishment of a board of management flows from the recommendations of the Industrial Site Community Liaison Committee that identified Oakajee as the preferred site for heavy industry development in the Mid-West region," Mr Taylor said.
"That committee was very thorough in its work and was keen to see the existing industrial park at Narngulu landscaped.
"They also wanted to ensure that the local community had input to the beautification of the area and believed that would be best achieved by a board of management. I am happy to pick up the recommendation and set up the management board.
"LandCorp will provide $100,000 over several years and I am hopeful the Shire of Greenough and local industry will pitch in with contributions also.
"Geraldton has an established conservation corps involving young unemployed people and they can undertake much of the landscaping work under the general direction of the board of management."