Meridian Park industrial estate attracting plenty of local businesses

HD Cardboard's managing director Ken Doan, Premier Mark McGowan, Chi Tran and Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton.
HD Cardboard's managing director Ken Doan, Premier Mark McGowan, Chi Tran and Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton.

CONSTRUCTION of one of the biggest industrial estates in Perth continues to attract local businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs in the northern corridor.

HD Cardboards, which supplies cartons and plastic punnets to fruit and vegetable suppliers, is the latest family-owned business moving its warehouse to Meridian Park.

The Neerabup estate was visited by Premier Mark McGowan last week who said the park would now come under the Industrial Lands Authority (ILA) to help cut red tape and encourage local job creation.

Mr McGowan said developing the ILA, initiated by the Land Agency Reform, was a key part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs.

Opened by LandCorp last year, the estate is expected to help grow more than 20,000 job opportunities within the Neerabup Industrial Area and to meet Perth’s north-west corridor needs for the next 30 to 50 years.

Major businesses including Bunnings Trade, Klen International and Trackspares already moved into the estate last year and have been a drawcard for local businesses.

Mr McGowan said the government’s Plan for Jobs was designed to unleash the potential of industrial parks to create more jobs for Western Australians.

“Supporting unique and innovative family-owned businesses, like HD Cardboards, is an important part of diversifying the WA economy,” he said.

Darren Smith from Armanda Construction Group, which is constructing HD Cardboards’ warehouse, said the company wanted to take advantage of population growth in the northern suburbs.

“This new industrial estate can be serviced by the new labour pool and also businesses relocating and new businesses starting,” he said.

“We have noticed an increase in traffic and people being aware of the industrial area since the opening of the freeway extension.”

HD Cardboard’s Chi Tran said the company decided to move to Meridian Park because they wanted to expand, with the freeway extension aiding faster transport to areas such as the Canning Vale Markets.

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