- First lots completed at Peel Business Park in Nambeelup
- Flagship Industrial Lands Authority estate delivering 160 long term jobs and economic development to the Peel region
- Project is a centrepiece of the Transform Peel initiative, with potential to inject $1 billion a year into WA's economy by 2050
The Peel Business Park in Nambeelup has reached its first major milestone with Stage 1 of the innovative industrial development now complete.
Stage 1 construction included bulk earthworks, civil works, trunk power infrastructure and the completion of the first 10 lots in the business park.
Eight of these 10 lots have been sold to a range of local organisations and businesses including Westurn Engineering, Mandurah Glass, Bells Engines, the Shire of Murray's Agri-Innovation Precinct and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' Bushfire Centre of Excellence.
These organisations and businesses are expected to create more than 160 long-term jobs for the region.
With the first lots now finished, contracts have been recently issued to Total Eden for landscaping and to Peel-based contractor Wormall Civil for offsite water and sewer extensions.
Wormall Civil are also completing significant upgrades to Lakes and Gull Roads, which service Stage 1 of the business park, and work is expected to be completed by October 2020.
DevelopmentWA's Industrial Land's Authority is developing the first stage of the Park as an Innovation through Demonstration project.
The estate includes sustainable approaches to material re-use in the landscaping works and responsible environmental management.
For further information, visit http://www.developmentwa.com.au/peelbusinesspark
Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:
"The Peel Business Park is a fantastic development that has, and will continue to, drive economic growth and support jobs in the region.
"Stage 1 has supported more than 300 jobs during construction and with the first of the businesses and organisations moving into this innovative industrial precinct a further 160 long-term local jobs are expected to be created.
"The $49 million Transform Peel initiative aims to drive economic growth in the Peel Region to create more than 33,000 jobs across a diverse range of industries and inject up to $1 billion a year into the WA economy by 2050."
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The Peel region has a lot to offer industry, and the solid uptake of lots of Peel Business Park is testament to the region's strengths.
"Developing the Peel Business Park has not only created local jobs in construction, but is supporting long-term employment and economic diversification in the Peel."
Comments attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:
"Peel Business Park is set to show off just what the Peel area has to offer for businesses interested in innovating or expanding.
"Peel Business Park has created a hive of energy with locals excited and interested in local employment creation.
"This will be a future jobs hub of the region, of innovation and technology, and we are very excited to see the next stage completed."
Lands Minister's office - 6552 5900
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200