Satellite city moves closer

THE creation of a satellite city north of Perth with a population five times the size of Bunbury has moved a step closer.

Planning Minister Graham Kierath opened a site office for the community to get information on what is planned and to contribute ideas.

Mr Kierath said the St Andrews project was a 30-year plan by the State Government and the City of Wanneroo, in conjunction with the Japanese Tokyu Corporation which owns the 6,000-hectare site.

Tokyu Corporation Australia chief representative, Arthur Ikeda, said the site office at the company’s Club Capricorn Resort would be open the public every Wednesday.

He said it was important that the community had the opportunity to keep informed about the project which was intended to eventually create 55,000 homes for 150,000 people.

Mr Kierath said it was important there were industries and jobs to sustain the population.

He said a three-day workshop in March began investigating the type of industries that should be attracted to the area.

“With a new city, we have the opportunity to attract new industries such as research and electronics,” Mr Kierath said.

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