Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Industrial park to create jobs and spur growth north of Perth

    16/11/2020 10:00 AM
     
    • Muchea Industrial Park to boost economic activity and employment
    • Construction, logistics and freight jobs to flow from development of industrial park
    • Community encouraged to have their say on new draft plan for Perth's north 

    A significant industrial estate 50 kilometres north-east of the Perth central business district is set to provide thousands of future jobs, with draft plans released today for public comment.

     

    The draft Muchea Industrial Park Structure Plan sets out a clear and comprehensive vision for future development of the park, bringing more certainty for industry, developers, investors and the community.

     

    At over 1,100 hectares, the emerging industrial park is anticipated to create a pipeline of employment opportunities from planning and construction phases through to the establishment of businesses on the site.

     

    Strategically located at the junction of key freight networks including NorthLink WA, Great Northern Highway and Brand Highway, Muchea Industrial Park is set to be supported by triple road train access, providing a crucial link to the State's agricultural and mining regions.

     

    The draft plan provides clarity for future development in the park by mapping out five precinct scenarios and addressing factors that support long-term sustainability such as wastewater management and environmental protection.

     

    Have your say on the plan by visiting https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/land-use-planning/draft-muchea-industrial-park-structure-plan

     

    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "Developing Muchea Industrial Park on the outskirts of Perth's fast-growing north-east corridor will drive economic growth and job creation in the region, generating significant employment both during construction and as businesses are established.

     

    "This structure plan provides a contemporary framework for future industrial development and capitalises on the recent infrastructure investment to improve the road network for freight, taking advantage of the prime location.

     

    "Long-term job creating projects such as this are crucial as we continue to forge a path for WA's economic recovery."

     

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