Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    New structure plan for Muchea to support industry and growth

    3/05/2022 6:00 AM
    • New Muchea Industrial Park Structure Plan released today
    • Muchea Industrial Park to boost local economy and create jobs
    • Release of plan signals greater certainty for local business and developers
    • First stage of sub-division and development underway 

    A long-term plan that will see the Muchea Industrial Park transform into a strategic industrial hub, generating thousands of jobs over coming years, has been given the green light.


    Located in the Shire of Chittering and only about 50 kilometres north-east of the Perth CBD, the park is situated at the junction of key arterial roads, connecting it to both the metropolitan area and the State's mining and agricultural districts.


    Businesses based there will benefit from direct access to Western Australia's triple road-train network, creating the capability to service and link the capital's ports and freight networks with the State's North and Mid-West regions.


    The park's location, and its ability to support heavy vehicle access, means it is well-positioned to suit a range of enterprises, including freight, logistics and agribusiness.


    The Muchea Industrial Park structure plan is the result of extensive consultation and aims to balance economic growth while respecting the area's rural character and protecting environmentally significant features, including Banksia woodlands and Ellen Brook.


    For more information on the Muchea Industrial Park Structure Plan, go to https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-planning-lands-and-heritage


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Muchea Industrial Park is poised to become a major industrial hub at Perth's northern gateway, with its strategic location establishing it as a vital link between Perth and our mining and agricultural regions.


    "This plan balances environmental considerations with economic imperatives and the need to continue to provide for future growth and employment for Western Australians.


    "The first stages of the industrial park are underway and already attracting new business to Muchea.


    "The release of this plan signals more certainty and will further boost investor confidence, generating a pipeline of economic activity and employment for years to come."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500