Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Minister for Finance; Racing and Gaming; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Land release provides crucial support for Pilbara industrial growth

    26/11/2021 2:00 PM
    • Release of eight new industrial lots in Gap Ridge Industrial Estate, Karratha
    • Stage 3 released in Hedland's Wedgefield Industrial Estate
    • Opportunity for businesses supporting the Pilbara mining industry
    • Karratha industrial lots ready for immediate build

    The McGowan Government is supporting the expansion of industry in the Pilbara region by meeting the growing demand for industrial land.


    New stages have today been released at Gap Ridge Industrial Estate in Karratha and at Hedland Junction, part of the Wedgefield Industrial Estate near Port Hedland.


    Lands Minister Tony Buti was in Port Hedland and South Hedland today with Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel to inspect the DevelopmentWA project sites.


    Stage 3 at Hedland Junction comprises five lots ranging in size from 1.5 hectares to 2.4 hectares which are suitable for a wide variety of industrial and transport related uses.


    Eight lots have been released in Stage 5 at Gap Ridge with three of those designated light industrial and five general industrial.


    The lots, ranging in size from 6,722 square kilometres to 2.97 hectares, are now available for purchase, with titles due late 2022.


    Gap Ridge is one of the largest industrial estates in regional Western Australia and is strategically located on Dampier Road, just 9 kilometres from the Karratha town centre and 2km from Karratha airport.


    Major projects supported at Gap Ridge include Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG projects and Woodside's Pluto LNG operations, with occupants at the estate including Toll, Monadelphous, Centurion, Swire Oilfield Services and Coates Hire.


    The release of Stage 3 at Hedland Junction, located 12km from Port Hedland and 5km from South Hedland, offers excellent potential for businesses servicing the mining, construction and transport industries.


    The estate offers a variety of lots for light and general industrial use, attracting new businesses to the area and supporting the expansion of the existing Hedland industry.


    Stages 1 and 2 of Hedland Junction have already sold out with more than 20 businesses already located in the precinct including Bridgestone, Qube, Reece Plumbing and Komatsu.


    All lots at Hedland Junction are serviced with power and water and located within a National Broadband Network (NBN) nominated estate. Lots within Gap Ridge are serviced by power, water, sewer and NBN.


    For more information on Gap Ridge Industrial or on Hedland Junction, visit https://developmentwa.com.au


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Tony Buti:


    "The McGowan Government has made a big investment to ensure the rapid development of industrial land across the State, with a focus on regional Western Australia and businesses supporting the resources industry.


    "This commitment has resulted in an increasing supply of industrial land to meet growing demand.


    "This latest release of lots in Hedland and Karratha is testament to the vital work done by the Industrial Lands Authority to support and grow the ongoing prosperity of our State by delivering land for jobs in the right place, at the right time."


    Comments attributed to Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:


    "This strategic land release will attract new businesses to Port Hedland and Karratha, which will help diversify our local economy.


    "These industrial lots are a fantastic opportunity for new businesses to join our local business community, providing jobs and growth for the Pilbara."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400