New road unlocks hundreds of local jobs at Rockingham Industry Zone

  • New road and signalled intersection to unlock 73.5ha of new strategic industrial land in Rockingham Industry Zone
  • Development of the zone has the potential to create up to 165 construction jobs and 310 operational jobs
  • Nine new fully serviced general industrial lots also released at the nearby Clipper Precinct in the Rockingham Industry Zone 
  • A new road in the Rockingham Industry Zone is set to unlock a further 73.5 hectares of strategically located industrial land that has the potential of supporting more than 400 Western Australian jobs.

    The new road – Alloy Avenue – will open up three land parcels zoned as strategic industrial, providing new opportunities for businesses to get established in downstream processing and other heavy activities within the Western Trade Coast.

    Alloy Avenue includes a new four-way signalled intersection to make it safer and quicker for heavy traffic vehicles, including prime movers, semi-trailers and b-triples, to move within the estate.

    In the nearby Clipper Precinct, nine fully serviced general industrial lots have today also been released for pre-sale.

    The lots, ranging in size from 4,399sqm up to 2.6ha, will be connected to power, water and sewerage. The lots are priced from $846,808 excluding GST.

    The new land release will see the creation of 165 new jobs through the land development and construction phase, and a further 310 ongoing jobs once fully established. It is expected to deliver an economic output of $114 million each year.

    Located less than 40 minutes south of the Perth CBD and within the Western Trade Coast, the 1,150ha Rockingham Industry Zone caters for a wide range of businesses including warehousing, transport and logistics, petroleum, defence and maritime-related industries.

    Businesses already located within the estate include BHP Nickel West, Coogee Chemicals, Doral, Mintech, Coleman Transport and Milne Feeds.

    In 2015, the Rockingham Industry Zone became the first industrial estate in WA, the largest in Australia and one of only three nationwide to achieve UDIA EnviroDevelopment certification.

    The certification recognises developments which achieve outstanding performance across environmental initiatives, allowing purchasers to recognise and select more sustainable developments.

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    As stated by Premier and Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan:

    “Rockingham and Kwinana play a vital role in supporting Western Australia’s economy as key hubs in our State’s premier heavy industrial zone – the Western Trade Coast.

    “The Western Trade Coast contributes more than $15 billion a year to our bottom line.

    “The launch of a new industrial precinct and the delivery of key infrastructure at Rockingham Industry Zone is set to unlock important future development options for industry and create hundreds of jobs in Perth’s southern corridor.

    “The new Alloy Avenue provides quicker, safer movement for heavy vehicle operators within the estate and unlocks 73.5ha of prime industrial land that will provide a pipeline of opportunity for industry in the years to come.”

    As stated by Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:

    “DevelopmentWA’s Industrial Lands Authority plays a crucial role in supporting Western Australia’s ongoing and long-term economic growth by unlocking land in strategic locations across our State.

    “By opening up opportunities for businesses to establish or expand their operations in areas with strong transport and industry links, such as the Rockingham Industry Zone, the ILA is ensuring these operators can continue to plan for the future.

    “As we look to tackle the economic impacts presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, enabling businesses to make those plans with confidence is crucial.

    “The release today of lots at the Clipper Precinct, and the opening of Alloy Avenue, will provide additional choice for industry in Perth’s southern corridor and generate hundreds of immediate and ongoing jobs for Western Australians.”

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