The Peel Business Park in Nambeelup has reached its first major milestone with Stage 1 now complete.
Situated on dormant land north east of Mandurah in Nambeelup, the precinct has been tipped to become the new local home of agri-innovation and industry.
Stage 1 construction included bulk earthworks, civil works, trunk power infrastructure and completion of the first 10 lots in the business park.
Eight of these 10 lots have been sold to a range of local organisations and businesses including Westurn Engineering, Mandurah Glass, Bells Engines, the Shire of Murray's Agri-Innovation Precinct and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' Bushfire Centre of Excellence.
These organisations and businesses are expected to create more than 160 long-term jobs for the region.
With the first lots now finished, contracts have been recently issued to Total Eden for landscaping and to Peel-based contractor Wormall Civil for offsite water and sewer extensions.
Wormall Civil are also completing significant upgrades to Lakes and Gull Roads, which service Stage 1 of the business park, and work is expected to be completed by October 2020.
DevelopmentWA's Industrial Land's Authority is developing the first stage of the Park as an Innovation through Demonstration project.
The estate includes sustainable approaches to material re-use in the landscaping works and responsible environmental management.
Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said the park would show off what the Peel area has to offer for businesses interested in innovating or expanding.
"Peel Business Park has created a hive of energy with locals excited and interested in local employment creation," Ms Clarke said.
"This will be a future jobs hub of the region, of innovation and technology, and we are very excited to see the next stage completed."
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt said with the first of the businesses and organisations moving into this innovative industrial precinct a further 160 long-term local jobs are expected to be created.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Peel region had a lot to offer industry, and the solid uptake of lots was testament to that.
For more information on the Peel Business Park, visit Land Corp's website.
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