THE Shire of Murray has been invited to submit full business cases for construction of the Peel Business Park and the Peel Agri-Innovation Precinct under the Federal Government’s anticipated $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund.
The Government plans to invest $21.75 million in Stage 1 of the project, estimated to deliver $11.3 million of economic activity and deliver 36 jobs during construction.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said Stage 1 would include the subdivision and ground preparation for Peel Business Park, construction of the microgrid and battery storage that would help power the park and construction of the research and development facility.
Mr Hastie said it was exciting news given the highly competitive nature of the grant, for which more than 300 applications were received from State and territory governments, local government, businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
He said it was a tremendous opportunity for the region.
“The Peel Business Park and Peel Agri-Innovation Hub will focus on food production, processing and distribution in the Peel region, creating efficient industries that will boost the local economy and drive jobs growth,’’ he said.