Denmark To Gain From New Industrial Area For Development

Denmark To Gain From New Industrial Area For Development

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development and Lands Terry Redman

New Industrial Opportunities For Denmark

Victor P Taffa

  • $7.6 Million Royalties for Regions to support new light industrial area
  • Project provides growth opportunities for local businesses

Denmark will benefit from a new light industrial area thanks to $7.6 Million from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program, Regional Development and Lands Minister Terry Redman announced today.

Mr. Redman said the $14.3 Million Denmark East Development Precinct project, made possible by the $600 Million Growing Our South initiative, would provide multiple benefits to the south coast community.

“Current light industrial land in Denmark is now at capacity, which limits the opportunities available to local businesses.” Mr. Redman said.

 

“Opening up land east of the Denmark River near the intersection of McIntosh Road and South Coast Highway, providing 60 lots for light industry, will create possibilities for existing business operators and for new enterprises.”

“A huge side benefit of the project is the associated road works, including a new bridge across the Denmark River, will establish an alternative access route that will be a critical asset for Denmark in case of fire or emergency.” Mr. Redman said.

South Coast Highway is currently the only road link through Denmark for east-west traffic, leaving the town vulnerable to being cut off by bushfires or road closures.

The Minister said a project business case prepared for the Shire of Denmark, in consultation with the Great Southern Development Commission, aligned with the Great Southern Regional Investment Blueprint.

The business case assessed the project as providing strategic benefits for Denmark and surrounding areas. It identified a number of existing business operators ready to take up lots in the precinct, sufficient to account for much of the project’s first stage of 15 lots.

Construction of the 42 ha Denmark East precinct is due to start in 2017 and businesses are expected to start operating in the new light industrial area in 2018.

Fact File

  • Growing Our South initiative will help implement major infrastructure and community projects across the
  • Peel, Wheatbelt, South-West and Great Southern regions
  • Other Growing Our South initiatives in the Great Southern:
  • Visitor infrastructure at Albany’s The Gap and Natural Bridge;
  • Katanning Early Childhood Hub; Collet Barker Court Stage 3;
  • Affordable Student Accommodation – Norman House;
  • Katanning Mainstreet Stage 2;
  • Kojonup independent living units (Stage 2);
  • Regional waste management.