The strategically located Muchea industrial park is set to become one of Western Australia’s key industrial sites.
One of the biggest greenfield industrial hubs in the state, with 1150ha of land, the park is at the intersection of the Brand Hwy, Great Northern Hwy and the new Northlink WA – Tonkin Hwy extension maximising its exposure for local, state, national and international distribution.
Shire of Chittering President Gordon Houston said the industrial park would capture freight moving from Perth to Darwin and present as the northern gateway to Perth – with Perth within an hour’s drive as was the Perth International Airport and the Fremantle Port.
Cr Houston said BP was building one of the biggest roadhouse and truck stops in WA at the industrial park.
“The significance of this development cannot be understated as it will create major investment opportunities for freight and logistic operators, importers, exporters and manufacturers,’’ he said.
“Furthermore, with the impending $130 million upgrade to the Great Northern Hwy Muchea to Wubin section and the $257m Bindoon Bypass, triple road trains will be able to travel as far south as the Muchea industrial park.’’
The Muchea industrial park investment prospectus (MIPIP), which received federal funding through the building better regions fund, was officially launched by Mr Porter at Nesci Winery Estate in Lower Chittering.
Mr Porter said the industrial development would drive economic growth in the area, encourage job creation, increase connectivity and make the region a more attractive place to work and live.
“I am proud to have assisted the Shire of Chittering in securing funding under the building better regions fund for this important project and am excited to see it progress,’’ he said.
“I would also like to congratulate the shire for having the foresight to apply for funding for such a critical project.”