Wangara bakery on the rise in Neerabup

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt with Great Temptations staff members Kerry Gange, Lesley Bywaters, director Carl Quarrell, director Marcus Shaw, Maria Webb and Rebecca McFayden. PIctures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493461
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt with Great Temptations staff members Kerry Gange, Lesley Bywaters, director Carl Quarrell, director Marcus Shaw, Maria Webb and Rebecca McFayden. PIctures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493461

A WANGARA bakery is set to triple its production facilities after securing a site in Neerabup industrial area.

Great Temptations will build a facility on a 3367sq m lot in Meridian Park, enabling it to grow its local operations, export business and workforce.

Great Temptations supplies quality baked goods to a range of Australian outlets including independent supermarkets, and major customers in the supermarket and convenience sector.

It also distributes its products to international customers in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Great Temptations bakery staff at their Neerabup landholding.

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt said LandCorp’s Industrial Lands Authority had a role to play in ensuring there was easy access to quality industrial land opportunities for local, national and international businesses.

“Meridian Park, as part of the Neerabup Industrial Area, has the potential to be a major employment hub for residents in our city’s northern suburbs,” he said.

“Supporting unique and innovative WA-owned and operated businesses, like Great Temptations, helps create jobs in our suburbs and economic prosperity.”

Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard, LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra and Lands Minister Ben Wyatt.

About 250 people are employed across businesses already operating in the Meridian Park, with 20,000 jobs expected to be provided within the greater Neerabup industrial area upon completion.

May marked one year since the State Government formed the Industrial Lands Authority to better co-ordinate the planning and delivery of industrial land to drive jobs and growth in WA.

“In its first year of operation, the ILA has been responsible for unlocking 393ha of land for development and sale or lease of 120ha of land,” Mr Wyatt said.

“This will see direct investment of more than $3.8 billion and the creation of more than 6100 construction jobs and more than 11,000 operational jobs.”

The 400ha Meridian Park is expected to meet the business needs of Perth’s fast-growing north-west corridor for the next 30 to 50 years.

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