Industry calls on Avon

WORK has started on the first premises in the Avon Industrial Park.

Queensland company Binary Chemicals this week began building an agricultural chemicals manufacturing plant which is expected to employ 20 local people when fully operational.

The 467ha park, located 115km east of Perth, has also attracted interest from Lynas Corporation which is considering establishing a rare earth plant there as well as from a company capable of recycling plastic drums used by Binary Chemicals.

Avon Industrial Park has been 11 years in the making and developers LandCorp envisage an agricultural support and resource processing precinct that will service the entire Wheatbelt.

On the doorstep of the central Wheatbelt, the park is bordered by the Trans-Australian Railway and Great Eastern Highway, giving it strong transport links to both the region and the nation.

The Goldfields water pipeline also services the park.

The park is a result of the hard work of the Avon Community Development Foundation, a group of 10 local authorities who banded together to bring commercial and industrial companies to the area in a bid to create business, education and employment opportunities.

“The park is an excellent example of co-operation between State and local governments and the community and will, over time, repay the community for its determination in the form of jobs and investment,” Land Corp chief executive Ross Holt said.

The $2 million Stage One consists of eight industrial lots ranging in size from 0.5ha to 62ha.

Mr Holt said the commencement of work on Stage Two of the development would be governed by the success of Stage One.

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