Peel Development Commission chair Paddi Creevey has heralded federal funding for the Peel Business Park as the next step in the “game-changing” project.
The Mandurah Mail reported last week that Canning MP Andrew Hastie had announced $21.75 million of funding for the Shire of Murray project, which is tipped to be a major boost for local jobs and the economy.
The Peel Business Park and the Peel Agri-Innovation Precinct has been designed to incorporate high technology food production, value-added processing, university-led research and development, and a range of common-use facilities.
Ms Creevey said the federal funding would help the project become a reality.
“The Peel Development Commission would like to congratulate the great team effort led by the Shire of Murray, with a number of partners, to get to this stage in the grant process,” she said.
“We have been in the planning stage for about three years – it represents a huge amount of work by a lot of people.
“This is a terrific example of how people in the region work together to achieve really good results and good outcomes for the people.
“Landcorp has highlighted the Peel Business Park as one of the most significant industrial land developments they have.
“There is momentum building and a lot of focus on the region. A lot of background work is turning into reality.
“We should see ground works in the next month – it is a very big positive for our region.”
The state government has confirmed the first land lots at the business park have now been released and construction and land development of stage one is expected to create more than 300 jobs.
In November, LandCorp will be awarding the first construction contract for the trunk infrastructure works with planned commencement in early 2019.