Public feedback on proposed industrial park invited

June 7, 2017 by  

The public is being invited to comment on draft plans relating to a new industrial park on the outskirts of Bunbury, Western Australia.

The proposed development, which could substantially boost job opportunities in the South West, is known as Waterloo Industrial Park and is expected to assist in creating long-term economic growth.

Facilitating economic growth in Bunbury and throughout Western Australia is a commitment from the state government, according to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti.

Saffioti said setting aside land for commercial and industrial use in the future in fast growing regions like the South West was extremely important.

Waterloo Industrial Park has been earmarked for general, light and commercial industrial uses and been identified as a precinct also suitable for agri-food processing.

According to Saffioti, the 1356 hectare park is set to become one of the area’s key business hubs where up to 4000 new jobs could be generated.

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennet said any future marketing services could also include key attractions such as the planned industrial park’s close proximity to the Bunbury Port and railway line from Bunbury to Perth.

Bennet said the establishment of Waterloo Industrial Park could also provide future employment options for residents moving into new estates such as Wanju which, when fully developed, is expected to be home to 50,000 people.

Submissions and comments on the industrial park’s draft district structure plan are welcome until July 18.