10/11/2017 - 12:21

Mundijong and Cardup to become activity hubs

10/11/2017 - 12:21

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The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has prepared the release of 650 hectares as part of a project to develop industrial and commercial precincts in Mundijong and Cardup.

Mundijong and Cardup to become activity hubs
Land to be developed for future industrial and commercial use as part of the West Mundijong Industrial Area.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has prepared the release of 650 hectares as part of a project to develop industrial and commercial precincts in Mundijong and Cardup. 

There are two precincts planned to be developed within the shire's industrial-zoned land. The West Mundijong Industrial Area (WMIA) and Cardup Business Park and both are expected to benefit from major upgrades to transport infrastructure, including the proposed extension of Tonkin Highway to Mundijong, as well as the realignment of the existing freight rail line linking the shire to commercial and industrial centres across the Perth and Peel area.

First identified as a major strategic project in 2010, the larger precinct WMIA comprises more than 450ha and has the capacity for 800 industrial lots. 

WMIA will also include an intermodal transport facility, providing a connection for freight transport to and from Westport, Kwinana’s planned outer harbour.

Cardup Business Park sits on 194ha and the shire estimates it will create an additional 2,500 general industrial jobs.

Shire president Michelle Rich said with 650ha of land earmarked for development, the shire was well positioned to become a major industrial and commercial centre.

“Both precincts will allow businesses to capitalise upon upgrades to existing transport networks that will improve connectivity with other key commercial and industrial areas,” she said.

“The West Mundijong Industrial Area in particular will grow into a key transport hub servicing the proposed Westport development in Kwinana, Fremantle Port and the state’s South West.

“Both the WMIA and Cardup Business Park are key projects that will help foster an innovative, prosperous and commercially diverse local economy that doesn’t lose sight of its environmental values.”  

Ms Rich said the new precincts would be developed in line with the shire’s environmental values, and that further economic development would promote investment in agribusiness.

“The shire has a long and proud agricultural history which we are determined to support and grow,” she said.

“It is important to recognise that economic development needn’t come at the expense of our environmental values.

"In each stage of the planning process we have paid particularly close attention to environmental stewardship to ensure the preservation of our natural amenity.

“We believe this focus will help local producers take advantage of the Shire’s vast farming potential and establish themselves as farm-to-table suppliers for the entire metro area and the state’s South West.”

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