Land of op­por­tu­nity

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page - Vanessa Sch­mitt

LAND in Kwinana is part of a $290 mil­lion re­lease of land in WA for de­vel­op­ment by LandCorp and the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Rede­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity.

The state-wide re­lease is ex­pected to sup­port up to 12,000 jobs in com­ing years and will help drive sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic growth.

“When fully de­vel­oped, th­ese op­por­tu­ni­ties rep­re­sent an in­jec­tion of $1.3 bil­lion into our lo­cal econ­omy and will de­liver 12,000 jobs,” LandCorp chief ex­ec­u­tive Frank Marra said.

Land will be re­leased in the City of Kwinana at Flin­ders Precinct to cre­ate a busi­ness fo­cal point and in­dus­trial es­tate. Eigh­teen new in­dus­trial lots will be re­leased, in­clud­ing five in­dus­trial lots pro­vid­ing for uses such as eater­ies, gyms and other ser­vice out­lets.

Flin­ders Precinct is the first site to be de­vel­oped in the Lat­i­tude 32 In­dus­try Zone, which is part of the West­ern Trade Coast.

The de­vel­op­ment has links to key in­fra­struc­ture such as the Aus­tralian Ma­rine Com­plex in Hen­der­son, Kwinana and Rock­ing­ham in­dus­trial ar­eas, Fre­man­tle Port, freight rail lines and the Kwinana Free­way.

Mr Marra said Flin­ders Precinct was help­ing to drive eco­nomic growth by de­liv­er­ing strate­gi­cal­ly­lo­cated, qual­ity in­dus­trial lots with ac­cess to cru­cial trans­port in­fra­struc­ture.

“That con­nec­tiv­ity and po­si­tion­ing is sup­ported by an es­tate de­sign that bal­ances in­fra­struc­ture and ser­vices with amenity in the form of parks and pub­lic open space,” he said.

“Once com­plete, the Lat­i­tude 32 In­dus­try Zone de­vel­op­ment is ex­pected to gen­er­ate 10,000 jobs in the Kwinana area, help­ing to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for one of Perth’s high­est ar­eas of unem­ploy­ment.”

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