Hon Christian Porter, Federal Member for Pearce, Officially Launches the Muchea Industrial Park Investment Prospectus

Published on Friday, 8 February 2019 at 2:41:00 PM

Hon Christian Porter, Federal Member for Pearce, Officially Launches the Muchea Industrial Park Investment Prospectus

The Shire of Chittering with funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund has today launched the Muchea Industrial Park Investment Prospectus.

The launch was held at Nesci Winery Estate in Lower Chittering where the Hon Christian Porter, Federal Member for Pearce, officially presented the Prospectus.

The Muchea Industrial Park has been identified as one of the largest Greenfield industrial sites in Western Australia comprising 1167ha.

Shire President Gordon Houston said “The Muchea Investment Park Investment Prospectus presents the site as having enviable access, large land availability and affordability compared to other industrial sites.”

The large industrial site is traversed by Great Northern Highway and the new North Link Tonkin Highway Freeway extension at Muchea, providing key access for heavy vehicle access. A heavy vehicle breakdown assembly area is provided at the end of the NorthLink and Great Northern Highway intersection

Further major highway upgrades of approximately $300 million are also scheduled including the Bindoon Bypass, which will result in triple road trains of up to 53m accessing the Muchea Industrial Park, in the future.

An Economic Land Demand analysis undertaken by Lucid Economics indicates the land will be driven by the on-going requirements of the freight and logistic sectors as well as the advanced manufacturing and processing industry.

Harvis Property Group is investing $48 million  developing industrial land known as “Northern Gateway” and BP Australia are proposing a $15 million truck stop at the site which is currently under consideration by the Wheatbelt Joint Development Assessment Panel which is due to be built my mid-2019.

The site presently hosts key tenants including Ingham’s Chicken Farms, Muchea Livestock Sale Facility, Australian Modular Systems and Road Trains Australia.

The area generally was strategically identified by industry and government in 1996 and formalised in a structure plan by the Western Australian Planning Commission in 2011.

From left to right: Shire of Chittering Councillors: Deputy Shire President Cr Peter Osborn, Cr George Tilbury, Shire President Cr Gordon Houston, Federal Member for Pearce Hon Christian Porter, Cr Carmel Ross, Acting Chief Executive Officer Neil Hartley and Special Projects Manager Lisa Edwards at the Muchea Industrial Park Investment Prospectus Launch. 

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For further information please contact Lisa Edwards, Special Projects Manager on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.  This media statement has no regulatory value.

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