TRANSFORM Peel has called for expressions of interest from businesses to open in the new Peel Business Park.
The park is expected to create more than 33,000 jobs in the Peel region by 2050.
The State Government is seeking expressions of interest on Lot 600 at Nambeelup that includes the first 120ha of the 1000ha business park.
Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick said the business park would not be affected by Federal boundary issues as it was a State Government project funded by Royalties for Regions.
He said the Commission supported the Shire of Murray’s stance that Federal Building Better Regions Fund boundaries were unsuitable for the Peel and should be realigned.
Lands Minister Terry Redman said the Government hoped to attract about 160 businesses from light and general industry, research and development, transport and logistics and agribusiness from both across the nation and overseas.
“Once fully developed, Lot 600 is expected to create about 2000 jobs and inject about $1 billion into the economy per annum,” he said.
Mr Redman said the development of Lot 600 was the first step in the Transform Peel initiative, which would create a development area comprising three growth elements: the 1000ha Peel Business Park, 28,000ha Peel Food Zone and the Peel Integrated Water Initiative.
“By 2050, Transform Peel will have the capacity to generate a $16 billion economic boost per annum and create 33,000 new jobs, providing employment for generations to come,” he said.
“The Peel Business Park is made possible by a $49.3 million investment through the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program and is being delivered in partnership with LandCorp, the Peel Development Commission and Shire of Murray.
“The 1000ha business park in Nambeelup will be an innovative business hub and sustainable industrial zone serviced by water, power, sewer, gas and telecommunications services and with easy access to highways, rail, airports and ports to reach State, national and international markets.”
Mr Redman said Transform Peel was a long-term plan for the future of the Peel region’s growth, wellbeing and prosperity.