CONSTRUCTION has started on Peel Business Park at Nambeelup, a key part of the Transform Peel initiative expected to create 33,000 new jobs in the region by 2050.
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt has announced the awarding of two civil works contracts totalling $7.3 million to locally based company Wormall Civil.
Wormall Civil will complete the first major civil works, including the earthworks for the Stage 1 land development and installation of underground power works.
The critical trunk-servicing infrastructure is the first step in creating the business park designed to deliver major economic opportunities and jobs for the Peel region.
The infrastructure works are expected to create more than 300 jobs, with a further 160 permanent operational workforce jobs for the Peel region once the 120ha development area is fully operational.
Once fully completed, the park will create about 2000 local jobs and inject about $1 billion into the WA economy each year.
The first 11 lots in Stage 1 are now available for purchase with five lots already under offer, demonstrating strong interest from a mix of agribusinesses and industrial companies wanting to relocate or start new businesses at the park.
Wormall Civil was procured using the newly developed WA Industry Participation Strategy that aims to provide local businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to access and win State Government supply contracts.
As part of the long-term strategy, the State Government has renewed calls for businesses in the Peel region to register with the State’s land development agency to be considered for upcoming other contracts associated with the delivery of the Peel Business Park.
Mr Wyatt said Wormall Civil was playing a pioneering part in the development of the Peel Business Park which would kickstart an agribusiness and innovation hub expected to deliver major economic opportunities and jobs for the Peel region.”
Mandurah MLA David Templeman said Transform Peel had been developed as a long-term program to support economic growth, diversification and jobs creation in the Peel.
“We are now seeing tangible evidence of the Transform Peel project moving off the drawing board and into physical, on-site activities, representing exciting milestones in this transformational project,’’ he said.